Etruscans 3D

Etruscans 3D: 2011 – 2013. The work was developed with the 3DOM Unit, Bruno Kessler Foundation, Trento, Italia. The aim is to reproduce precise digital replicas of some of the beautiful etruscan tombs using reality-based 3D surveying methodologies. The fieldwork was carried out during three campaigns between 2009 and 2013 in the main Etruscan necropolis (Tarquinia and Cerveteri – UNESCO World Heritage site since 2004 – Chiusi and Vulci) and museums (Chianciano and Rome). Twenty six underground tombs, most of them full of frescoes, and some artifacts located inside the museums were surveyed, using photogrammetry and laser scanning. The produced 3D models, being reality-based and photo-realistic, are a true digital representation of the heritage scenes and thus useful not only for simple visualization purposes but also for archaeological and architectural needs.