Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, ARQUEOLÓGICA 2.0 - 8th International Congress on Archaeology, Computer Graphics, Cultural Heritage and Innovation

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HISTORICAL TRACES' INTERPRETATION AND VIRTUAL RECONSTRUCTION - THE CASE OF ACROCORINTH CASTLE
Demetrios Athanasoulis, Xeni Simou, Theodora Zirogianni

Last modified: 20-09-2016

Abstract


When archival information misses or is insufficient, the structure itself becomes the most valuable archive unfolding stories of monument's life. The current essay examines how the building traces can be used as tools of historical interpretation and how important is digital survey in this respect through the presentation 3d virtual documentation of the castle of Acrocorinth. The overall venture was initiated by the 25th Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities under the supervision of the Ephorate dr archaeologist Demetrios Athanasoulis on the occasion of developing the web-platform ecastles.culture.gr for the Digital Enhancement of the Castles of Peloponnese (Athanasoulis et al. 2015).

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