As them were
Are the beautiful reconstructions of ancient sites.
By: City, Castles, Monasteries, Abbeys, as they appeared centuries ago.
Before the passage of time and, many times, the direct action of man does not permanently transformed the original appearance, or even not brought about his total ruin.
Some of these scale models were the real gems of craftsmanship.
We must consider that the King hardly went on construction sites. They were brought to their attention scale models defined in every detail.
Some of the finest scale models of palaces, forts and churches of Savoy Piedmont, are preserved in the museum des Invalides in Paris.
They were such masterpieces that during the Napoleonic wars were requisitioned and taken to France.