Temple of Eshmun, Lebanon


General Attributes
DOI10.26301/ys65-1p53
Project NameTemple of Eshmun
CountryLebanon
StatusPublished
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Data Types

Data Type Size Device Name Device Type
LiDAR - Terrestrial27.7 GBFaro Focus X330 , DJI Phantom 4 Phase Based Laser Scanner , Drone
Photogrammetry149.53 GBCanon EOS 6D DSLR
Background
Site DescriptionThe Temple of Eshmun was established sometime at the end of the 7th century BCE by Phoenicians who worshiped Eshmun, the god of healing. Phoenicians were sea faring peoples who lived in the Eastern Mediterranean Coast, largely controlling the trade routes in the Mediterranean. They were particularly famous for exporting cloth dyed in Tyrian purple, attained from processing a specific sea snails living in the Mediterranean sea. The Temple of Eshmun is located 2km north of Sidon, a major Phoenician town south of Beirut. The location of the temple was chosen due to its proximity to a water source that would be used in ceremonies. The site was damaged following a large earthquake in the 4th century BCE. However, later cultures continued to build around this important religious site. Today, the site contains a diverse range of structures from different eras.
Project DescriptionThe Temple of Eshmun was documented as part of Project Anqa a collaboration between the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), CyArk and Yale University's Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (IPCH). In January 2017, CyArk held a workshop at the UNESCO offices in Beirut, Lebanon to provide training in digital preservation techniques to local heritage professionals from Syria and Lebanon. As part of the training program, The Temple of Eshmun was documented using both terrestrial and aerial photogrammetry and LiDAR laser scanning by CyArk and the Syrian Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums in collaboration with the Lebanese Directorate of Antiquities. Support for this project was provided by the Arcadia Fund.
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Collection Date2017-01-16 to 2017-01-18
Publication Date2018-04-16
License TypeCC BY-NC-SA
Entities
ContributorsCyArk
CollectorsDirectorate General of Antiquities of Lebanon , CyArk , Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums
FundersArcadia Fund
PartnersICOMOS , UNESCO Office in Beirut , UNESCO - The Emergency Safeguarding of the Syrian Heritage Project , Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage - Yale University
Site AuthorityDirectorate General of Antiquities of Lebanon
Citation
CyArk 2018: Temple of Eshmun - LiDAR - Terrestrial , Photogrammetry . Collected by Directorate General of Antiquities of Lebanon , CyArk , Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums . Distrubuted by Open Heritage 3D. https://doi.org/10.26301/ys65-1p53

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