Time travel using 3D-methodologies: visualizing the medieval context of a batismal font

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Time travel is often associated with popular mediation. This article demonstrates how time travel using digital visualization may also be a useful tool doing research. The case study is the medieval cathedral and monastery of Dalby in Sweden with a 12th century crypt and font. The crypt may have functioned as a baptismal chapel in the Middle Ages. Digital 3 D techniques including terrestrial laser scanner and image based modelling are used to reconstruct the original architecture of the crypt, to move back the font and to conduct simulations of the use of the space in the liturgy.


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  • Archaeology


  • Baptismal font, laserscanning, 3D simulation
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Archaeology of Time Travel
Subtitle of host publicationExperiencing the Past in the 21st Century
EditorsBodil Petersson, Cornelius Holtorf
Place of PublicationOxford
ISBN (Electronic)978 1 78491 501 8
ISBN (Print)978 1 78491 500 1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Publication categoryResearch

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