Pompeii revived: Scanning Mission - insula V 1

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The Swedish Pompeii Project started in 2000 as a fieldwork initiated from the Swedish Institute in Rome. The aim was to record and analyze a full Pompeian city-block, Insula V 1.
This paper presents the initial results of one of the actions in the context of this project. In October 2011, two houses were acquired using 3D scanning and 3d-from-photos techniques, and the data was processed to obtain an accurate and complete model.
Through the use of Virtual Reality Techniques, it will be possible to visit the Pompeian houses of Casa del Torello and Casa di Cecilio Giocondo understanding the relation between the actual archaeological context and their original outfit.
The collected data will be used also to design and test a web-based access system, where the entire dataset will be available for browsing, measurement and data extraction. The features of HTML5, in particular WebGL, will be used to deliver realtime 3D content and interaction.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Archaeology


  • 3D archaeology, Laser scanner, Virtual Reality, Classical Archaeology, Pompeii, Image Based Modeling, Computer Vision, Digital Archaeology, Archaeology
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArchaeology in the Digital Era
Subtitle of host publicationPapers from the 40th Annual Conference of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA), Southampton, 26-29 March 2012
EditorsGraeme Earl, Tim Sly, Angeliki Chrysanthi, Patricia Murrieta-Flores, Constantinos Papadopoulos, Iza Romanowska, David Wheatley
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherAmsterdam University Press
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9789089646637
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Publication categoryResearch
EventCAA-The Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology - University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
Duration: 2012 Mar 262012 Mar 29


ConferenceCAA-The Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology
CountryUnited Kingdom

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