The Porta Principalis Sinistra of the VII Gemina Legion Camp in Leon: From Archaeological Intervention to Virtual Reconstruction

Ángel Morillo Cerdán, Rosalía Durán Cabello

Abstract

The archaeological interventions developed throughout 1996 deserves the discovery and conservation of the remains of the porta principalis sinistra, east gate of the Roman legionary camp of legio VII gemina, below the so-called medieval Bishop Gate (Puerta Obispo). It was built in Flavian times. At the end of the 3rd century or beginnings of the 4th A.D, the gate underwent significant changes. From 2006 we have begun the present project of virtual reconstruction based on the archaeological data of architecture, measures and constructive materials. This paper present a three-dimensional high-definition computer reconstruction of different constructive phases of the Roman gate from its origins to V century AD.


Keywords

Hispania; León; Roman fort; Gate; Virtual reconstruction

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Arqueología de la Arquitectura  issue: 14  first page: 054  year: 2017  
doi: 10.3989/arq.arqt.2017.003



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