Summer School Photogrammetry applied to Cultural Heritage

Drone in use in an archaeological survey

Drones have become standard equipment in archaeological surveys

The International Summer School Photogrammetry applied to Cultural Heritage   took place in Jurilovca, Romania, 21 -27 September 2014

The summer school was organized by the Romanian National History Museum (MNIR) with the 3DOM unit of the Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) within 3D-Icons Project ( and in collaboration with the Centre for South-East European Studies, Romanian Academy.  The school was the first of its kind in Romania and took place at Jurilovca, Tulcea county, during 21st-27th September 2014.

 The aim of the summer school was to offer basic knowledge in the field of photogrammetry in the field of Cultural Heritage to participants from Greece, Italy, Germany, Romania and Russian Federation. The data acquisition was performed on the Orgame/ Argamum archaeological site, the students being coordinated by dr. Fabio Menna, from 3DOM unit, Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), Trento, Italy and also by specialists from Romania: dr. Vasilica Lungu (ISSEE) and Mihai Bozgan, Marius Amarie and Corina Nicolae (MNIR). The main area of interest was represented by the tumuls conventionally named TA95, attributed to the founder of the settlement. The Heroon represents one of the most impressive and important archaeological monuments from the Black Sea Basin, offering essential information regarding the Greek colonization from the 7th c. AD. The identified archaeological material proofs the existence of a Hero cult starting from the Greek period and continuing until Roman time. The importance of such monument is within the frame of 3D-ICONS Project, which has as main objective the promotion of European architectural and archaeological heritage through generation of 3D models.