Ancient Stabiae - Villa Arianna, Italy

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Project NameAncient Stabiae - Villa Arianna
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Data Type Size Device Name Device Type
LiDAR - Terrestrial22.16 GBFaro Focus S120 , Leica C10 Phase Based Laser Scanner , Time of Flight Scanner
Site DescriptionAncient Stabiae was established in the first centuries BCE and CE in a panoramic position on the edge of Varano hill. Chosen by the aristocracy and members of the Roman Imperial, Ancient Stabiae was home to luxury villas of the Roman elite. After the eruption of the Vesuvius in 79 CE, the city was buried under fourteen meters of dry lapilli (cinder) as were the nearby sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Unlike Pompeii the location was reinhabited and became famous for its thermal springs. The recently excavated villas are spectacularly well-preserved with hundreds of square meters of frescoes in brilliant condition.
Project DescriptionIn June 2013, the non-profit Restoring Ancient Stabiae (RAS) Foundation partnered with CyArk to digitally preserve priority areas of the villas, with a special focus on Villa Arianna, as part of a larger master plan to define and create Ancient Stabiae as a sustainable archaeological park. To accomplish this, Scott Lee from CyArk, Guido Galvani, a consultant for the University of Ferrara and Marco Medici from the University of Ferrara utilized terrestrial LiDAR scanning in tandem with conventional survey methods to create accurate drawings and digital measurements of the villa. CyArk's work was sponsored by the Friends of Heritage Preservation foundation with matching funds from
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Collection Date2013-06-11 to 2013-06-17
Publication Date2018-04-16
License TypeCC BY-NC-SA
CollectorsCyArk , University of Ferrara
FundersFriends of Heritage Preservation
PartnersRestoring Ancient Stabiae
Site AuthorityMinistero per i Beni e le Attivita Culturali
CyArk 2018: Ancient Stabiae - Villa Arianna - LiDAR - Terrestrial . Collected by CyArk , University of Ferrara . Distributed by Open Heritage 3D.

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