Bab al-Barqiyya, Egypt

General Attributes
Project NameBab al-Barqiyya
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Data Types

Data Type Size Device Name Device Type
LiDAR - Terrestrial0.508 GBLeica SS1 Time of Flight Scanner
Site DescriptionBuilt in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries by Salah al-Din and his successors, the Ayyubid wall containing the gate of Bab al-Barqiyya served as Cairo’s eastern boundary for centuries. Although the wall continued to be a defining element for the city, it long ago ceased to be a defensive structure. Measuring over 1500 metres in length, the wall is the longest and best-preserved portion of Cairo’s old fortifications.
Project DescriptionFollowing preliminary investigations, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) began restoration works of the Ayubbid wall in 2000. In 2006 the AKTC funded a team from CyArk and the University of Ferrara's Research Department Centre for the Development of Integrated Automatic Procedures for the Restoration of Monuments (DIAPReM) to document the gate with laser scanning. The 3D digital survey was integrated with a topographical survey of the surrounding al-Azhar park.
Collection Date2006-09-25 to 2006-09-29
Publication Date2020-06-22
License TypeCC BY-NC-SA
CollectorsDevelopment of Integrated Automatic Procedures for Restoration Of Monuments (DIAPREM)
FundersAga Khan Trust for Culture
Site AuthorityN/A
2020: Bab al-Barqiyya - LiDAR - Terrestrial . Collected by Development of Integrated Automatic Procedures for Restoration Of Monuments (DIAPREM) . Distributed by Open Heritage 3D.

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