Travels with Herodotus. Before the sands


  • Gaetano Ginex Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria



archetype, archeology-city, 3d modeling


The work relates to the theme of the city "archetypal" starting from the moment when all the capital cities of antiquity conform themselves becoming true city, in the sense that through their elements and the subsequent aggregation of many cities they are configured with an archaic morphology of urban type. We thus propose reconstructions of ruins, fragments of which will allow us, through virtual representations of the ancient cities of speaking with some accuracy (with particular reference to the Mesopotamian) investigating the original principle of settlement through reading and the representation of some of the most major urban and cultural archetypes (the tower, the fence). A journey then in the ancient city, a city full of symbolism and universality.


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How to Cite

Ginex, G. (2014). Travels with Herodotus. Before the sands. DISEGNARECON, 7(13), VIII / 1–9.