Athena Nike Gallery

3D reconstruction

Above: Reconstruction of
The Temple of Athena
Nike. View from the
Western approach (front)
of the Propylaea.

The reconstruction also
features the North and West
frieze from available research
material at the British

Reconstruction of the
Parapet and Pediment
is based on informed
historical research
at the time.

Below: Sculpting Nike: 3D
polygon mesh created for
the west Acroterion.

Nike portrait 3D

Our reconstruction is as accurate as possible to be. Having said that we are fully aware
that decisions made in the reconstruction process can be contentious. All the current
models featured on the 'nikeisnow' website have been the result of the best research
available at the time to the team.

Below: 2017 NEW RECONSTRUCTION of the Acropolis.
Reconstructing the approach to the Propylaea and the zig zag path.

The team have looked at the path ascending to the Propylaea. After consultation and feedback from
our guest archaeologist we have now implemented the design on the revised reconstruction.

Our design of the path has been the result of a careful study of the multiple proposals throughout
the last century in various models. Also the drawings and configurations by
historians, architects
and archaeologists that have analysed the problem and presented
various solutions for the most
probable design. Our reconstruction is based on these
proceeding solutions for our own
proposal - now rendered for the first time (May 2017).

The ramp that appeared in the later historical period will now be re-examined for inclusion
and comparison later in 2017.

Below: New renders feature the 'Golden Hour' - 'evening' on the Acropolis

Making Decisions on colour

How colour is applied to the sculptures on the Parapet - and indeed the whole of Greek 'classical sculpture' is contentious.
How far to proceed? Were only 'subtle' colour effects applied to 'chosen areas' - or was colour applied
to the whole marble area?
Nike is Now will consider all possibilities.

Nike temple reconstructed