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3DVisA Index of 3D Projects: Archaeology


TroiaVR and the Virtual Nile Valley are both part of a larger project, Virtual Archaeology, based at the Univeristy of Tübingen in Germany and originally also at the University of Cincinnati, US. The aim of Virtual Archaeology is to promote the use of digital technologies in archaeological research.

A number of 3D digital reconstructions of Troy architecture have been created in collaboration with archaeologists working on this site. The models include houses of Troy VII (1000 BC), the town hall (Bouleuterion) of Troy VIII and the Roman Odeion, a small, partly roofed theatre, of Troy-Ilion. They can be compared against the photographs of the site as seen today. TroiaVR and the Virtual Nile Valley have been created as model applications for documenting, managing and using archaeological information; and to promote a wider use of digital visualisation of this kind among archaeologists.

The budget for both projects was €1,999 000.

Project dates: 2001-2003

Resource status: TroiaVR models are available at the University of Tübingen and ART+COM AG, Berlin. The project has a website; Still images and video of selected models can be viewed at TroiaVR.

Contributors: Manfred Korfmann, Director of the Troia Project; Peter Jablonka and Jordi Serangeli, Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte und Archäologie des Mittelalters, Eberhard-Karls-Universität, Tübingen, Germany; Steffen Kirchner, ART+COM AG, Berlin, Germany; Wolfgang Noack, ixl Satelliten-Informations-Aktiengesellschaft (ixl-AG), Weßling, Germany; Günther Dreyer, Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Abteilung Kairo, Egypt. Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati, US.

Sources and further details:

TroiaVR website.

Jablonka, P. (2002), 'TroiaVR: Ein Virtual Reality-Modell von Troia und der Troas', Archäologie und Computer Workshop 6. Forschungsgesellschaft Wiener Stadtarchäologie, Wien, 5-6 November 2001, Börner, W. and Dollhofer, L. (eds.), CD-ROM, ISBN 3-902086-07-6, Wien: Phoibos Verlag, pp. 1-7 (A pdf document).

Record compiled by ABK. Last updated: 11 September 2006.

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