Welcome to my Domus! As you wander through my house you will discover places that serve as my home base for certain activities. My Gallery is for my historical and academic pursuits. I created this site to express my passion for ancient history, especially of ancient Rome. I express this through recreating various aspects of ancient cultures in a 3D medium. The AncientVine also serves to display visions of ancient Greece, Egypt and other worlds of antiquity.
Feel free to wonder about as there are many things to enjoy. Thanks for visiting my home!
Enjoy a short film depicting what the ancient city of Alexndria might have looked like around the time of Cleopatra. It will includes the port itself, The Pharos of Alexandria , Library of Alexandria, Cleopatra's residence and the royal palace district.
Take a stroll through the reconstruction of a authentic roman house - called a domus. Pictured to the left is the work-in-progress. All of it constructed in 3D. All textures created by Ancientvine - a mixture of Pompeian second and third styles. Knock on the door and enter as you will be able to walk-through each of the rooms to get a glance of a typical Roman domus, complete with furniture and other ammenties a well to do Roman would possess.
All citizens are welcome. You can navigate through by simple use of "hotspots" - hidden areas in the image that will take you to the next area in the domus. Just simply scan and click with your mouse to move about. Not only will you be able to navigate about from room to room but you also might find additional secrets reveiled. My servant Thaleia will be more than happy to assist you. Enjoy the tour!
I'm in the process of updating the site and look. So you may run into a few broken links and format changes. Also a new menu and hopefully a cleaner look. I did take out the forum as I was getting more spam bots than users. Perhaps one day I will re-instate a forum. I'd highly suggest using Chrome or Firefox browsers instead of IE. I used to be a hardcore IE fan myself but with all the spam and non-compatibility issues IE has, I've switched!
Images and Copyright Infringement. I am no longer letting people use my images for free use. I have seen to many Google ad sites use my images (without permission) for profit. I will make exceptions for students and school projects only. All others will have to obtain a license from Ancientvine. If you would like to use my images for use on your website, please ask first. Certainly a donation would be appreciated. Please take a minute and read my Terms of Service and use of my images here
Planned for this year besides a site face lift including research on the 7 Wonders of the World, an interactive Roman Bath, and some additional images of Hadrian's wall and Alexandria. I will not be doing to many lenghty video's as these have become rather time consuming. The largest project I've done so far is the reconstruction of the ancient Egyptian port-city of Alexandria during the reign of Cleopatra (1st Century BC). Its finished, you can visit Alexandria here.
My virtual roman domus is still present on the site. Once part of the exhibit for the Museum Victoria in Australia. Go here to see the animation they created from the domus. It is called the House of the Vine.Please visit often as there are sure to be many updates to come. Currently I am adding some additional feature depicting the ancient city and port of Alexandria as it would have looked like based on the latest theories of underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio.
Thanks for visiting the AncientVine, stop by more often as new Visions of Rome...Egypt...and other antiquities may appear at any moment. Thanks for visiting!
Roman History Illustrated
AncientVine has expanded the gallery to provide some interesting topics of the Roman world. Listed below are just but a few. More to come, including additional illustrations of Hadrian's Wall. Below you will find a reconstruction of the Forum of Pompeii before the earthquake of 62AD. Bear witness to a sacrifice at the Temple of Isis in Pompeii.
Egyptian History Illustrated
AncientVine has expanded the gallery to provide some interesting topics of the Egyptian world. Listed below are just but a few.
Return to Alexandria
Library Of Alexandria
Temple of Anubis
Ancient map of Alexandria
Who said Latin was a dead language? We use it everyday! Periodically Ancientvine will post some interesting latin quotes. Some may be inspirational others just plain fun.
Eheu fugaces labuntur anni
- Alas, the fleeting years slip by. (Horace)
Homo doctvs is se semper divitias habet
- A learned man always has wealth within himself
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