3d Surveying and modelling of the Archaeological Area of Paestum, Italy

Fausta Fiorillo, Belén Jiménez Fernández-Palacios, Fabio Remondino, Salvatore Barba


The intention of this interdisciplinary work is the integration of different 3D recording techniques and instruments to survey the archaeological area of Paestum (Italy) and obtain digital models of the main structures and temples of the site. The ancient city of Paestum, included in the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1998, is one of the most important archaeological sites in Italy, preserving the vestiges and ruins of Greek and Roman times, including three Doric temples. Photogrammetry and terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) acquisitions were integrated in order to exploit the intrinsic advantages of the actual 3D surveying techniques and produces digital models, orthoimages, maps and other geometric representations useful for archaeological, architectural and communication needs.


Laser scanner; Photogrammetry; Archaeological survey; 3D model; Virtual tour

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