Posts Tagged ‘Trade and Industry’

Gaptooth Breach

July 26, 2014

Gaptooth Breach
Gaptooth Breach by EdgelessAbyss

Ship Triology

July 13, 2014

Ship Trilogy
Ship Trilogy by Paul T.

Cove Island Map

July 12, 2014

Cove Island Map

Cove Island Map by Sir Valiant

Trade and Empire

July 12, 2014

Trade and Empire
Trade and Empire by Macsen Wledig

 

Trade and Empire

“By the time the Emperor Hadrian entered the purple, Rome controlled a vast area stretching from northern Europe to the Middle East. Sea trade and transport were vital to the functioning of the Empire and so numerous ports sprung up along the coast of Britannia. On the Tyne side of Hadrian’s Wall the fort of Arbeia (now known as South Shields) grew into one such port and was the destination of many supply shipments to the wall.

Trading ships, such as the one depicted in this scene, were common visitors to Arbeia and came from all corners of the empire. A funeral monument found at the site tells us much about what this trade meant to the area. It is dedicated to a lady called Regina and is unique in Britain for its bilingual inscription, written in Latin and Palmyrene. The inscription reveals that Regina was of the Catuvellaunian tribe while her husband Barates, was a Palmyrene merchant living at Arbeia, which had attached to it a substantial civilian settlement. From Barates’ own funeral monument we know that he supplied military standards to the cohorts along the wall.

Despite being on the edge of the Empire, the civilian settlement at Arbeia must have been home to a diverse polyglot population. Thanks to the trade bought by the Empire’s many ships, people, ideas and symbols must have circulated frequently, making it lively and interesting place to live.”

Historical context given by Macsen Wledig and available here.

Vietnamese Fishing Boat

July 10, 2014

Vietnamese Fishing Boat

Vietnamese Fishing Boat by Hoang Dang

Medieval Tavern

July 8, 2014

Tavern 1

Medieval Tavern by César Soares

Treasure Island

September 17, 2013

Recent featured on TBB

Treasure Island

Incredible finding from TBB of this street inspired on the Treasure Island romance and built by Matthew Hurt. Every house has its peculiarities and fine details, with close historical allusions with pirates and the age of discovery.

Windmill

October 11, 2011

A motorized windmill is the last addition to Matija Grguric’s western layout. The details of the mill are great, specially the way he built the blades.

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Windmill, originally uploaded by Matija Grguric.

Medieval Cafe and Market Street

February 3, 2011

Could you imagine how it would be the Cafe Corner and The Market street during medieval times? Kris kelvin could and made a brilliant MOC based in these two classical LEGO sets.

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Medieval Cafe and Market Street, originally uploaded by Kris_Kelvin.

The Outer Wall

January 15, 2011

Castle and Medieval MOCs are two of my favorite theme’s and today I found this outer wall MOC that captivated me by its technique of using tiles to bust the effect of stone bricks and the farmer working in the cotton field.

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The Outer Wall, originally uploaded by DR.Church.


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