Duderstadt Gallery: Section 5 - City Gate

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Frederick J. Woodbridge, Jr., the architect of the 1924 excavations, studied each block from the City Gate in detail and drew a reconstruction that is correct in most respects. Many preserved blocks can be identified in his drawing, such as those carved with sea horses (hippocamps) at either end of the frieze near the top of the arch. Woodbridge also drew a more imaginary reconstruction, which includes hypothetical statues in the niches of the piers and buildings inside the City Gate. Modern reconstruction techniques enabled production of the 3-D reconstruction, here superimposed on the actual remains of the City Gate.


February 18, 2006
Digital Image
Courtesy of J. Matthew Harrington