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The Virtual Museum of the Western Han Dynasty: 3D Documentation and Interpretation

Forte, Maurizio; Dell'Unto, Nicolo LU ; Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco, Paola; Galeazzi, Fabrizio; Liuzza, Claudia and Pescarin, Sofia (2010) Space, Time, Place, Third International Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology In Space, time, place / BAR International series S2118. p.195-199
Abstract
This project, aimed to the digital documentation of archaeological sites, artifacts and cultural relics of the Western Han Dynasty, started in

2008. The anticipated outcome will be the creation of a virtual museum, based on collaborative environments, dedicated to the Western Han

Dynasty and able to integrate new archaeological datasets coming from fieldwork activities (most part of them unpublished), monuments, and

famous collections of artifacts of the Xi’an archaeological museums. All the archaeological datasets will be virtually reconstructed in a very

accurate way, keeping all the spatial information even in the cyber space: GIS, remote sensing and laser scanning data, DGPS surveys, 3D

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This project, aimed to the digital documentation of archaeological sites, artifacts and cultural relics of the Western Han Dynasty, started in

2008. The anticipated outcome will be the creation of a virtual museum, based on collaborative environments, dedicated to the Western Han

Dynasty and able to integrate new archaeological datasets coming from fieldwork activities (most part of them unpublished), monuments, and

famous collections of artifacts of the Xi’an archaeological museums. All the archaeological datasets will be virtually reconstructed in a very

accurate way, keeping all the spatial information even in the cyber space: GIS, remote sensing and laser scanning data, DGPS surveys, 3D

reconstructions (landscapes, sites, monuments, artifacts). The Virtual Museum of the Western Han Dynasty will be the first archaeological

example of international collaboration between Chinese institutions and Western countries based on virtual heritage methodologies and real

time outputs.

The archaeological fieldwork, mainly encompassing 3D documentation of new tombs in the center and in the surroundings of Xi’an, is

managed integrating different technologies and methods: laser scanning, digital photogrammetry, photomodeling, remote sensing, and GIS.

The final plan is to create at least two installations, one in Xi’an and one in California. At UCM, the Virtual Heritage Lab is working on the

set up of two different virtual reality systems based on participatory learning: a stereo collaborative environment (virtual heritage room) and a

simulation environment (Powerwall). The primary purpose is to visualize and display very high-resolution data from large scientific

simulations performed via high-resolution imaging applications. This paper will give an overview on the principal technologies and methods

used in the field for the documentation of monumental wall paintings’ tombs, archaeological sites, landscapes and museum artifacts. (Less)
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Space, time, place / BAR International series
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Campana, Stefano; Forte, Maurizio and Liuzza, Claudia
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S2118
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Space, Time, Place, Third International Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology
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  abstract     = {This project, aimed to the digital documentation of archaeological sites, artifacts and cultural relics of the Western Han Dynasty, started in<br/><br>
2008. The anticipated outcome will be the creation of a virtual museum, based on collaborative environments, dedicated to the Western Han<br/><br>
Dynasty and able to integrate new archaeological datasets coming from fieldwork activities (most part of them unpublished), monuments, and<br/><br>
famous collections of artifacts of the Xi’an archaeological museums. All the archaeological datasets will be virtually reconstructed in a very<br/><br>
accurate way, keeping all the spatial information even in the cyber space: GIS, remote sensing and laser scanning data, DGPS surveys, 3D<br/><br>
reconstructions (landscapes, sites, monuments, artifacts). The Virtual Museum of the Western Han Dynasty will be the first archaeological<br/><br>
example of international collaboration between Chinese institutions and Western countries based on virtual heritage methodologies and real<br/><br>
time outputs.<br/><br>
The archaeological fieldwork, mainly encompassing 3D documentation of new tombs in the center and in the surroundings of Xi’an, is<br/><br>
managed integrating different technologies and methods: laser scanning, digital photogrammetry, photomodeling, remote sensing, and GIS.<br/><br>
The final plan is to create at least two installations, one in Xi’an and one in California. At UCM, the Virtual Heritage Lab is working on the<br/><br>
set up of two different virtual reality systems based on participatory learning: a stereo collaborative environment (virtual heritage room) and a<br/><br>
simulation environment (Powerwall). The primary purpose is to visualize and display very high-resolution data from large scientific<br/><br>
simulations performed via high-resolution imaging applications. This paper will give an overview on the principal technologies and methods<br/><br>
used in the field for the documentation of monumental wall paintings’ tombs, archaeological sites, landscapes and museum artifacts.},
  author       = {Forte, Maurizio and Dell'Unto, Nicolo and Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco, Paola and Galeazzi, Fabrizio and Liuzza, Claudia and Pescarin, Sofia},
  booktitle    = {Space, time, place / BAR International series},
  editor       = {Campana, Stefano and Forte, Maurizio and Liuzza, Claudia},
  isbn         = {9781407306599},
  keyword      = {Xi’an,Western Han,Archaeology,Virtual Museum,3D datasets.},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {195--199},
  publisher    = {Archaeopress},
  title        = {The Virtual Museum of the Western Han Dynasty: 3D Documentation and Interpretation},
  volume       = {S2118},
  year         = {2010},
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