Modelling Sagalassos: Creation of a 3D Archaeological Virtual Site

Luc Van Gool, Marc Pollefeys, Marc Proesmans and Alexey Zalesny

in Images and Artefacts of the Ancient World

Published by British Academy

Published in print May 2005 | ISBN: 9780197262962
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734533 | DOI:

Series: British Academy Occasional Papers

Modelling Sagalassos: Creation of a 3D Archaeological Virtual Site

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This chapter discusses the goals of the Murale project, an Information Society Technologies (IST) project, which is funded by the European Commission in order to advance the use of computer technology in the field of archaeology. The Murale project aims to offer solutions on the basis of photo-realistic modelling tools. The creation of the Murale project allowed archaeologists to solve old tasks with new means. This new technology has been applied to the Sagalassos site in the hopes of creating a convincing impression of how this Turkish province developed over the centuries. In this chapter, the focus is on the work carried out by three of the partners of the Murale: ETH Zurich, Eyetronics, and the University of Leuven. The results of their work predominantly pertain to 3D shape acquisition and image-based texture synthesis.

Keywords: Information Society Technologies; IST; computer technology; Murale project; photo-realistic modelling tools; Sagalassos; ETH Zurich; Eyetronics

Chapter.  6112 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

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