Church of the Redeemer - Ani, Turkey

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Project NameChurch of the Redeemer - Ani
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Data Type Size Device Name Device Type
LiDAR - Terrestrial30.41 GBZ+F 5006i Phase Based Laser Scanner
Site DescriptionThe Church of the Redeemer is one of the architectural masterpieces of the medieval city of Ani, known as the city of the thousand and one churches." Ani is now located in the Turkish province of Kars and sits atop a triangular plateau of land lined on its east by the Akhurian River and its west by the Aladja River. Ani's geographic location placed it directly along important east-west trade routes and in the center of regional politics for much of its history
Project DescriptionIn 2011 the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism partnered with the World Monuments Fund to conserve the Church of the Redeemer and the Ani Cathedral. Funds were provided by the US Department of State’s Ambassador’s Fund, the Turkish General Directorate of Cultural Heritage and Museums and World Monuments Fund to protect the monuments and create new economic opportunities in the region through tourism. The efforts to conserve these two significant structures will lay the groundwork for methodology development to conserve the other ruins of Ani. The first phase, begun in the spring of 2011, involved a detailed condition survey via documentation of the ruins. Based on initial documentation, detailed conservation plans will be developed that cover emergency intervention, stabilization (including for seismic activity), and long-term visitor access for tourism. The Church of the Redeemer, as part of the spring 2011 documentation, has been surveyed with CyArk’s digital preservation methodology, including 3D terrestrial laser scanning carried out by WMF partner Solvotek. CyArk has overseen the archiving of the data and its processing for the development of both conservation and interpretive tools, ranging from accurate 3D models and architectural drawings, to virtual tours and video fly-overs of the 3D data.
Collection Date2011-08-07 to 2011-08-15
Publication Date2020-06-22
License TypeCC BY-NC-SA
FundersWorld Monuments Fund
Site AuthorityMinistry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey
2020: Church of the Redeemer - Ani - LiDAR - Terrestrial . Collected by Solvotek . Distributed by Open Heritage 3D.

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