1. KorbenDallas

    The Long Walls of Athens

    I was actually researching a couple of airplanes but somehow ran into the below map, and got sucked into a little follow up on the observed. This lovely 1785 map or city plan of Athens in Ancient Greece, was prepared by M. Barbie de Bocage in 1784 for the “Travels of Anarcharsis”. Athens...
  2. KorbenDallas

    The great Tartar wall in China

    Just wanted to share these few images and see what you think about this Chinese Tartar wall. I have never heard of it. Have you? They call it: Beijing city fortifications. The Inner city wall was 24 kilometres (15 mi) long and 15 metres (49 ft) high, with a thickness of 20 metres (66 ft) at...
  3. KorbenDallas

    1860s Thessaloniki, Greece: The Great Wall

    Limited to my phone screen capabilities here, but this wall is visible enough to justify posting this photograph. The photograph is from here, and this is supposed to be 1860’s Thessaloniki, Greece. Or may be it’s not, for here is a quote from the above linked article: Despite the excitement...