Augusteum (Herculaneum)

Augusteum at Herculaneum

Low-resolution model of the Augusteum reconstructed from old maps and excavation plans

Location: Herculaneum, Campania, Italy

Institute: Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale", Naples, Italy

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Description

The Augusteum at Herculaneum was probably building dedicated to the Imperial cult. Although still completely buried save for part of its entrance porch, this huge building was extensively explored and thoroughly looted by its early excavators. Many frescos and statues removed from the Augustum were carried in the Archaeological Museum of Naples. Augusteum was brought to the light through tunnel excavated in the volcanic rock. Currently the Monument is not accessible.

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Capture

Image-Based - Structure from Motion (SfM)Digitised plans/records - All of the artefacts, which once decorated the Augusteum are now held in the National Archaeological Museum of Naples. We rebuilt theAugusteum virtually restoring the monument with all statutes and frescos.Image-Based - Structure from Motion (SfM)Digitised plans/records - All of the artefacts, which oncedecorated the Augusteum are now held in the NationalArchaeological Museum of Naples. We rebuilt theAugusteum virtually restoring the monument with allstatutes and frescos.

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Equipment

NIKON D90 + Trimble Total Station Trimble

Modelling Software

Modelling Software

Photoscan, Geomagic, 3DStudioMax

Model usU

Model Use

The monument is not accessible and not visible therefore this is the only way to provide access to a rebuilt model of the Augusteum including artefacts and decoration held in the Archaeological Museum of Naples.

Processing Pipeline

Processing Pipeline

The 3D model of the monument was generated using CAD from historical maps and building footprints taken during the excavation. The statues, actually in the Archaeological Museum of Naples, were acquired in 3D by SFM and then reallocated in their original position. Also the digitized images of frescos were reallocated. The entrance porch, the only part actually visible, was acquired by SFM and joined to the reconstructed model.

Online Delivery

Online Delivery

3D PDF  - we do not have the permission to publish an high resolution model of the monument.

http://www.archeozone.it/3DIcons/b asilica%20ercolano_3d%20fronte.avi

Licence

Licence for Dataset

To be confirmed