Exemple regarding virtual reconstruction of the ruins of a temple in Tipasa
Baya BENNOUI LADRAA | Youcef CHENNAOUI
(CNRA (Centre National de Recherches en Archéologie), Algiers, Algeria)
Keywords: photogrammetry, Digital Surveying, virtual reconstruction,
The rangefinder, the theodolite, and more recently photogrammetry and lasergrammetry techniques allow not only the archiving and preservation of data but also virtual reproductions for the transmission and communication of the cultural heritage. However, with the fast evolution of survey techniques arises the question of which are the most conducive to the clearest results.To support this claim, the authors present the approach for the survey of the ruins of the nameless temple located in the Western Park of Tipasa’s archaeological site in Algeria, and has been part of UNESCO’s World Heritage List since 1982. The method applied for the survey of the temple varies from a simple acquisition by using a theodolite for the big measurements to the photogrammetry for the survey of details. This method has proven very effective if not indispensable for the representation of complex morphologies such as capitals and moulded fragments. This allowed the elaboration of a corpus of different architectural elements of the nameless temple necessary for the recognition and identification of the elements that constitute the type and order of the construction. Additionally, the creation of an appreciable database in 2D and 3D will allow for new directions of research on different thematics relating to the places of worship of ancient times in North Africa in general and Algeria in particular.
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Provide an important database for the inventory and research programs relating to the places of worship of ancient times in North Africa in general and Algeria in particular
creation of an appreciable database in 2D and 3D will be necessary for the inventory and research programmes relating to the places of worship of ancient times in North Africa in general and Algeria i
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