The Insula V 1 in Pompeii


Since autumn 2010 the Swedish Pompeii Project and its research is directed from the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History at Lund University.
Simultaneously a new branch of advanced digital archaeology, involving 3D reconstructions and documentation methods was added to the project agenda. The insula was scanned during the field campaigns in 2011 and 2012 in collaboration with the ISTI (Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell’Informazione "A. Faedo") in Pisa and the Humanities Lab at Lund University. The actual work in progress, carried out by the ISTI in Pisa, consists of finding a way to navigate the models easily, "naturally", and in such a way that it will be possible to freeze the image of a wall or other detail under study and link this image back to the documentation offered by this web page. The results will be presented shortly and our first 3D models are already available in open access. These are linked to the pages describing atrium and peristyle of the Casa del Torello, V 1,7

In two brief campaigns, 2011-2012, and a brief drone acquisition campaign in  2015, the entire insula V 1 was laser scanned. This acquisition resulted from collaboration between the Humanities Laboratory (HUMLab), the Institute of Archaeology and Ancient History & the Digital Arkeologi Labotratoriet (DARKLab) at Lund University and the Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell’Informazione "A. Faedo" (ISTI) at (CNR) Pisa. 

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The project has been financed by the Stiftelsen Enboms donationsfond, Carl Stadlers fond, Stiftelsen Torsten och Ingrid Ghils fond. We are also grateful to the Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Roma for graciously giving us the permission to carry out the investigation and for lending us support.

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