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Gergovie, porte sud...52 BC

Posted by stephane42 on 23 Sep 2019, 17:04

Hello,
I am happy to present you one of my last achievements: the south gate of the oppidum of Gergovie:
More than 200 hours of work. Do you hear the sound of carnyx?
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I used a video projector to scale the plans made by archaeologists.
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Seen with a drone... ;-)
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Based on archaeological research of the archaeologist Peter JUD and his team that I wanted to thank for advice and guided tour of the place. This diorama was visible at the conference
by Mr Peter JUD at la Roche Blanche on March 15, 2019.
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Be careful, the Romans are coming !
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Posted by sberry on 23 Sep 2019, 17:49

This looks very good! And to know that you based your work on the most accurate information available for this subject makes it even more impressive!
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Posted by XbriX on 23 Sep 2019, 17:54

Looks great! More photos would be appreciated.
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Posted by dykio on 23 Sep 2019, 19:23

wow, what a research and what a result !!.

Do you also have some wip pictures because i would like to see how you did the wooden construction?
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Posted by Michael Robert on 23 Sep 2019, 21:50

Salut Stephane
Very interesting and meticulous work. I admire it a lot
Je tire mon chapeau a plumes
Michael
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 23 Sep 2019, 22:05

Great reconstruction, stephane42. :yeah:

My best congratulations. ;-)

Santi.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 24 Sep 2019, 02:07

Lovely hobby style work.

Work in progress pictures yes indeed,
it always works for me. BB
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 24 Sep 2019, 04:33

Why did they build the structure partly from stone and partly from wood?
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Posted by Beano Boy on 26 Sep 2019, 21:08

A good question Bluefalchion, to google i guess ? BB
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 27 Sep 2019, 06:13

Beano Boy wrote:A good question Bluefalchion, to google i guess ? BB


Will you please do that and report back with a summary? I have a two-year-old.
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Posted by stephane42 on 27 Sep 2019, 11:54

it is a goog question: Why did they build the structure partly in stone and partly in wood?

The parts in stones are massive and simple whereas the wooden structures are in stages and especially, there is the passage under it. It's harder to build a dry stone arch. That's what I think ...
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Posted by stephane42 on 27 Sep 2019, 12:09

Here are the details of the construction, if you have questions do not hesitate ;)

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Posted by Bluefalchion on 27 Sep 2019, 12:52

Excellent WIP pictures. This is an extremely cool project!
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 27 Sep 2019, 14:21

Yes, very nice and well-researched!
Bluefalchion wrote:Why did they build the structure partly from stone and partly from wood?

I would agree that probably the wood was for the more difficult construction - if you look at the stone parts they are all basic squared-off walls. Even in medieval times it wasn't unusual to see wooden hoarding on stone castles but it does seem odd that the most important part of the defences, the gatehouse, would be wood!
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Posted by C M Dodson on 27 Sep 2019, 18:43

Excellent stuff indeed.

Some fiddly bits but it all comes together really well

Best wishes,

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Posted by stephane42 on 02 Oct 2019, 06:41

Thank you for your comments.
Here is the link on the website of the association of Gergovie.

https://www.gergovie.net/restitutions-de-la-porte-gauloise-p
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Posted by Peter on 03 Oct 2019, 11:47

Very impressive work! Also the making off is fantastic. More pictures please! :-D :thumbup:
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Posted by Wiking on 03 Oct 2019, 15:17

Yes, as several forerunner mentioned, a very nice WIP.
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