3D reconstruction and digitalization of an archeological site, Itanos, Crete

Virtual Archaeology Review. 2010;1(1):81-85 DOI 10.4995/var.2010.4794


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Journal Title: Virtual Archaeology Review

ISSN: 1989-9947 (Online)

Publisher: Universidad Politécnica de Valencia

Society/Institution: Universidad Politécnica de Valencia

LCC Subject Category: General Works: Museums. Collectors and collecting | Auxiliary sciences of history: Archaeology

Country of publisher: Spain

Language of fulltext: English, Spanish

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Rudy Ercek (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Didier Viviers (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Nadine Warzée (Université Libre de Bruxelles)


Double blind peer review

Editorial Board

Instructions for authors

Time From Submission to Publication: 20 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

The city of Itanos is situated in the North-East of Crete. Between 1994 and 2005, the French School of Archaeology at Athens (Efa) and the Center for Mediterranean Studies in Rethymnon carried out excavation campaigns during which a necropolis and an Archaic building have been explored by a team of the CReA. A very close collaboration between archeologists, engineers and computer graphic designers allowed the 3D reconstruction of these remains. The archeologist was able to directly verify his hypotheses during the reconstruction process. In summer 2007 and 2008, a 3D digitalization of Itanos was made in order to insert the 3D reconstructions into the actual landscape.