Theatre and Amphitheatre of Merida, Spain

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Project NameTheatre and Amphitheatre of Merida
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Data Type Size Device Name Device Type
LiDAR - Terrestrial1.13 GBLeica HDS6000 Phase Based Laser Scanner
Site DescriptionThe large Roman theater of Merida was constructed between 15 and 16 century BC and the adjacent amphitheater was built in the 8th century BC. The amphitheater has an elliptical shape with an arena of 64 meters by 41 meters used for gladiatorial contests and 15,000 spectators and has lowest, middle and upper tier rows for the ruling classes and the commoners.
Project DescriptionThe theatre and amphitheatre of Mérida was documented in 2012 as part of the EU funded ATHENA project (Ancient Theaters Enhancement for New Actualities). The program was first deployed in 2009 and was concerned with the innovation, protection and preservation of ancient theaters across the Euromed region. Inherent as well is making the people, local communities, diverse actors across the Mediterranean more appreciative of the value of these theaters to making them more sustainable for future generations.
Collection Date2009-12-04 to 2009-12-09
Publication Date2020-06-22
License TypeCC BY-NC-SA
CollectorsLa Sapienza University , The Department of Antiquities (DoA) in Jordan
PartnersCyArk , Instituto Arqueología Mérida
Site AuthorityN/A
2020: Theatre and Amphitheatre of Merida - LiDAR - Terrestrial . Collected by La Sapienza University , The Department of Antiquities (DoA) in Jordan . Distributed by Open Heritage 3D.

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