Despite the fact that this building was restored in the 1950s in accordance with the drawings and instructions of J. Travlos, then architect of the excavation [Thompson, H.A., The Stoa of Attalos in Athens, Agora Picture Books 2, revised edition (Princeton 1992)], this building has not been published, while its architectural members have not been traced and recorded in their entirety. This, combined with the absence of excavation logs, has forced us to follow the design of the rebuilt Stoa, now functioning as the Agora Museum, in most aspects of the digital reconstruction. For this building we selected two methods of three-dimensional rendering: the standard and the image based photo-realistic 3D rendering. The first method allowed us to intervene on certain aspects, following in private discussions with Anderson, the excavation’s architect, where we had to diverge from the rebuilt Stoa – more specifically in the protruding stairwell of the staircase on the north side, which apparently did not feature in the original design. Otherwise, we have followed the representation of the building produced by Travlos himself [Pictorial Dictionary of Ancient Athens (London 1971), pp. 505-518), and also that of the excavators Thompson, H.A. – Wycherley, R., The Agora of Athens. The American Excavations in the Athenian Agora, vol. XIV, American School of Classical Studies at Athens (Princeton 1972), pp. 103-108], representing two phases, the Hellenistic and the Roman, with the applicable modifications.

Stoa of Attalos, 3D representation, hellenistic period

Stoa of Attalos, 3D representation, roman period

The project "Virtual Reality Digital Collection 'The Ancient Agora of Athens'" has been co-funded in a percentage of 80% by the European Regional Development Fund and in a percentage of 20% by state funds in the framework of the Operational Programme "Information Society" of the 3rd Community Support Framework.

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