Carmela CRESCENZI | Francesco TIOLI | Stefano NARDONI
(Università degli Studi di Firenze – DIDA,  Firenze, Italy)

Keywords: Virtual museum, CHNT, archaeological rupestrian settlement Göreme

The interactive poster shows the results of the research on the rocky archaeological habitat in the northwest of the Open Air Museum of Göreme in Cappadocia. The rocky habitat of Cappadocia is one of the most characteristic human and natural landscapes in the world, and was listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985. The research area is an urban rock settlement detected from 2012 to 2014.For its particular geological structure, the cultural and monumental witnesses kept there will be lost due to natural and anthropic causes For an entire century, the interest of scholars for the expression of pictorial art prevailed over the architectural and social one of living in the cave. Furthermore, the evolution of the urban settlements made by additional building has led to the lost of the ancient constructive knowledge by subtraction and with this the cultural heritage of the rocky settlement. This heritage is difficult to visit and make known both for the rough paths, the danger of collapsing and because some monuments are closed to the public or are private property. The multimedia poster will show the processing of data captured in the relevant campaigns. The research was focused on detection, in particular on a digital survey carried out with3D laser scanners for architecture and the natural stone structure of the village. In this way, the first complete and detailed documentation of this sector was created, enabling the first studies on the urban character of this archaeological site. The poster will present a digital approach to the virtual visit of the investigated area. Two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and static video editions will illustrate the rocky interiors of the plan volumetric.