Temple of Apollo - Portara, Greece

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Project NameTemple of Apollo - Portara
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Data Type Size Device Name Device Type
LiDAR - Terrestrial10.59 GBFaro Focus X330 Phase Based Laser Scanner
Photogrammetry7.46 GBDJI Phantom 4 , Canon EOS 6D Drone , DSLR
Site DescriptionSitting offshore from the island of Naxos in the Cycladic archipelago, the Temple of Apollo or Portara is an unfinished temple that faces towards Delos, the birthplace of the Ancient Grecian god Apollo. In ancient times the site was connected to the larger island of Naxos but is now a small islet known as Palatia connected to Naxos via a manmade causeway. Conceived by the tyrant Lygdamis, the temple was intended to be the largest and most glorious building in all of Greece. However, Lygdamis was overthrown before the temple could be completed in 506 BCE, resulting in the abandonment of the site. The temple was later converted into a church in the 5th and 6th centuries, but by the time the island of Naxos came under Venetian and Ottoman rule, the church was dismantled. The only part of the structure that remains today are parts of the foundation and the large monumental doorway. The island features heavily in Greek mythology and according to legend.
Project DescriptionIn the summer of 2016, CyArk in collaboration with the Hellenic Republic Ministry of Culture, Ephorate of Antiquities of the Cyclades, documented three cultural heritage sites on the island of Naxos. CyArk completed laser scanning (Faro X330 laser scanner) along with aerial and terrestrial photogrammetry (with a Canon 5D and Phantom 4 Pro drone). The documentation of the temple will be used by the Ephorate of Antiquities to complement existing documentation of the site, develop virtual tours and monitor the structural deterioration of the temple.
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Collection Date2016-06-22 to 2016-06-22
Publication Date2018-04-16
License TypeCC BY-NC-SA
FundersGeorge Macricostas
PartnersEphorate of Antiquities of the Cyclades
Site AuthorityHellenic Ministry of Culture
CyArk 2018: Temple of Apollo - Portara - LiDAR - Terrestrial , Photogrammetry . Collected by CyArk . Distributed by Open Heritage 3D. https://doi.org/10.26301/3axe-1f63

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