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‘Coming back Home’ . Il Modello Virtuale della Statua Romana di Asclepio del Museo di Siracusa (Italia)
Virtual Archaeology Review
  • G. Gallo, University of Catania
  • F. Milanese, University of Catania
  • E. Sangregorio, University of Catania
  • F. Stanco, University of Catania
  • Davide Tanasi, University of Turin
  • L. Truppia, University of Catania
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
5-1-2010
Keywords
  • 3D modeling,
  • virtual reconstruction,
  • Asclepius,
  • Archeomatica
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
https://doi.org/10.4995/var.2010.4698
Abstract
The colossal torso of the god Asclepius, kept into the Castello Maniace during the Spanish domination of Sicily, is now one of the most significant examples of roman statuary in the Syracuse Museum. The recent restoration of the Castello Maniace has been celebrated in 2008 with an exhibition of archaeological finds obtained in the various excavations of the castle. The statue of Asclepius, which had for centuries been a part of the architecture there, should have been the most significant piece on display. However, its large size and frailty made such a temporary move inadvisable, and it was decided that a plaster cast should be made and exhibited instead. A team of archaeologists and information technicians from the Archeomatica Project of Catania University were able to contribute to this task by creating a 3D model of the statue through the use of laser scanning techniques.
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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Citation / Publisher Attribution

Virtual Archaeology Review, v. 1, no. 2, p. 107-111

Citation Information
G. Gallo, F. Milanese, E. Sangregorio, F. Stanco, et al.. "‘Coming back Home’ . Il Modello Virtuale della Statua Romana di Asclepio del Museo di Siracusa (Italia)" Virtual Archaeology Review Vol. 1 Iss. 2 (2010) p. 107 - 111
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