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An artist depicts what famous historical and mythological monuments would look like today if they survived.


Studying history is intriguing because it teaches us about the wonderful things that our moms and forefathers created. Not being able to see them, though, could be annoying. Although a lot has been written about these amazing historical sites, not everyone can imagine what they would have looked like in person. As they say, a picture speaks a thousand words. But some artists go above and beyond to bring this long-lost past into the present, trying to imagine what it could have been like if it had survived to this day. They even go so far as to reconstruct history in pictorial form.

The task of making an insurance advertisement fell to digital artist and graphic designer Evgeny Kazantsev. In order to convey the idea that, “If they had only known about insurance, this could have survived,” he decided to provide a glimpse of a different universe in which the world’s ancient wonders and other astounding structures still stood.These structures were brought by Eugeny and replicated in a contemporary environment. The project was successful, and the final product had both commercial and artistic value.

#1 Constantinople’s Takkyubin Observatory

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One of the biggest astronomical observatories in the medieval era was the Takkyubin (Taqi ad-Din) observatory in Constantinople, which was constructed in 1577 by Taqi ad-Din Muhammad ibn Ma’ruf. But its renown did not last long. Three years after it was finished, in 1580, it was destroyed because it was used for astrology, a kind of divination that was prohibited by Sharia law, in addition to astronomy.

#2 The Rhodes Colossus

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To honor the successful defense of Rhodes City during Demetrius Poliocretes’ year-long siege, the Colossus of Rhodes was built. With a height of around 108 feet, the tallest antique statue is regarded as one of the original Seven Wonders of the antique World. Though it was constructed by Chares of Lindos in 280 BC, the colossus only lived for 54 years before crumbling in 226 BC due to an earthquake. An oracle advised the Rhodians not to rebuild it, therefore they chose not to. at the twenty-first century, there were proposals to build a new Colossus at Rhodes Harbor, and a few architects presented a workable concept in 2015. Some historians, on the other hand, disputed the placement, saying it couldn’t have been the original location.

#3 The Babel Tower

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The book of Genesis in the Old Testament tells the story of the fabled Tower of Babel. There is a mythology that explains why there are so many languages spoken by people. Some scholars think the Tower of Babel is based on real constructions in Babylon and Sumeria, despite the fact that many people think it is a fable.

#4 Petra’s Great Temple 

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The colossal tower known as the Great Temple in Petra was completed in the first century CE and stood under the reign of Aretas IV, the Nabatean ruler. It’s unclear whether the building served administrative or religious functions, and if religious, it’s unclear for what kind of deity it was intended.

#5 The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus 

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The Anatolian king of Caria, Mausolus, and his wife, Artemisia II, had their mausoleum constructed in Halicarnassus somewhere between 353 and 350 BC. Standing at a height of approximately 148 feet, the structure featured sculptures by renowned Greek artists in relief on every side. Despite originally referring to Mausolus’ tomb, the term “mausoleum” has come to refer to any burial that takes place above earth.


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