Ai Khanum Reconstructed


in After Alexander: Central Asia before Islam

Published by British Academy

Published in print July 2007 | ISBN: 9780197263846
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734113 | DOI:

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Ai Khanum Reconstructed

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This chapter discusses the computer graphic (CG) reconstruction of the ancient city of Ai Khanum. The CG reconstruction project was initiated by a Japanese television producer and the completed images showed the picture of Ai Khanum as a town during the middle of the second century BC, which corresponds to the final architectural phase of the city. The chapter explains that Ai Khanum is a key element for understanding the Hellenization of the East.

Keywords: Ai Khanum; computer graphics; CG reconstruction; ancient city; town; Hellenization; East

Chapter.  2636 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Classical History

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