Palacio Tschudi - Chan Chan, Peru

General Attributes
Project NamePalacio Tschudi - Chan Chan
Spatial DataDownload (Links to all available data types will be emailed)
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Data Types

Data Type Size Device Name Device Type
LiDAR - Terrestrial96.2 GBFaro Focus S350 Phase Based Laser Scanner
Photogrammetry - Terrestrial300 GBNikon D810 DSLR
Photogrammetry - Aerial9.03 GBDJI Phantom 4 Pro Drone
Site Description"The adobe metropolis of Chan Chan was once the capital city of the Chimú civilization which flourished on the northern coast of Peru between the 10th and 15th centuries. Stretching over twenty square kilometers, Chan Chan was once the largest pre-Columbian city in South America. The Chimú transformed the landscape of the area with thousands of structures, adobe walls etched with images of fish and seabirds and intricately shaped geometrical designs. The city planning reflects a strict political and social hierarchy, marked by the city's division into nine
Project DescriptionCyArk traveled to Northern Peru in August 2019 to document the Palacio Tschudi and Palacio Rivero walled complexes within the UNESCO world heritage site of Chan Chan. The sites documented were selected in partnership with the Ministry of Culture of Peru through the Dirección Desconcentrada de Cultura de La Libertad and the Proyecto Especial Complejo Arqueológico Chan Chan (Pecach). Mapping efforts included LiDAR laser scanning, terrestrial photogrammetry and aerial photogrammetry with drones. Higher resolution capture was completed at the funerary complex at Palacio Rivero and the audiencias at Palacio Tschudii. The funerary complex and audiencias are protected with protective roof coverings and cannot be documented from the air. A workshop on digital documentation was held for participants from the Proyecto Especial Complejo Arqueológico Chan Chan around digital documentation and processing techniques for use in the ongoing monitoring program.
Collection Date2019-08-11 to 2019-08-23
Publication DateN/A
License TypeCC BY-NC-SA
FundersGoogle Arts and Culture
Site AuthorityDirección Desconcentrada de Cultura de La Libertad
CyArk : Palacio Tschudi - Chan Chan - LiDAR - Terrestrial , Photogrammetry - Terrestrial , Photogrammetry - Aerial , LSP Files . Collected by CyArk . Distrubuted by Open Heritage 3D.

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