(Institute of Archaeology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland)
Keywords: reconstruction, 3D modeling, virtual reality
Archaeology is a discipline that’s constantly enriched by new technology for result presentation. Willingness for visualization forces archaeologists to spice their results with as realistic and approachable graphics and computer reconstructions as possible.
In my poster I would like to present a process of creation of a virtual reconstruction of Divi Iulii Temple at Forum Romanum. This virtual model of the temple I produced based on results of archaeological research carried on by Otto Richter at the end of XIX century but also by using Vitruvius’ On Architecture and comparison studies of different buildings of this period as well as using portrayal of this temple on Hadrianus coins. The reconstruction was done by using architectural softwere such as AutoCad and 3D Studio Max.
The constructions created in virtual reality allows grasping objects in their original form, not frequently available for us, or lost as a result of invasive research method, which undoubtedly is archaeological prospection. In my poster I would like to point out how different sources can provide us information which put together might give, in theory, as much close to historical reality image of the past.This way of presentation by using new technology enabled me to applying it for teaching e.g. interactive lessons of ancient architecture, history of architecture as well as history of particular building.