Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Reconstructing the Stoa of Diogenes

A most desirable course of action would be a restoration of the stoa and installation of the Inscription on site. The Stoa of Attalos (pictured below) rebuilt by the American School in Athens in a good example of how sympathetic recreation of ancient structures, from scratch, can be achieved. 

A recent publication by the Deutsches Archaeologisches Institut posited that the inside of the stoa looked like this:


In 2014, the Institut published a reconstruction of the Esplanade with the structure at the right being a representation of how the stoa with Diogenes' inscription might have looked. This modelling was prepared by Nikolaus Koch of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. 


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