Virtual restitution of the parietal decoration in the Sala del Mosaico de los Amores, Cástulo Archaelogical site (Linares, Spain)
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Virtual restitutionRestorationArchaeological wall painting3DPhotogrammetry
Calero-Castillo, A. I., Carrasco-Huertas, A., Durbán-García, M., & Durán-Suárez, J. A. (2020). Documentation and virtual reconstruction applied to the restauration of large format pictoric works: the mural canvas painting from the Zambrano pharmacy. Virtual Archaeology Review, 11(23), 141-152. [DOI: 10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W11-741-2019]
SponsorshipMinistry of Economy and Competitiveness; European Regional Development Fund (MINECO/FEDER, UE) HAR2015-66139-P; Research project "Chromatic treatments in architecture of Islamic tradition. Techniques and Conservation" by the Andalusian Regional Government, Department of Economy, Innovation, Science and Employment P12 HUM 1941; German Research Foundation (DFG)
The use of photogrammetry in the field of archaeology is increasingly widespread. In the case of restoration, the use of 3D contributes to facilitating the complex process of an intervention and bringing the artwork closer to the general public. This paper describes the application of 3D modelling techniques in the specific case of the Roman wall paintings from the Sala del Mosaico de los Amores, in Castulo Archaeological Site (Linares, province of Jaén). These paintings were found in 2011, collapsed over the mosaic pavement, and they were moved to the University of Granada for their restoration. After the intervention, the photogrammetric surveys of the different fragments and of the room to which they belong were developed, and the virtual restitution was generated, therefore making it possible for the general public to reliably appreciate how the room would look like with the parietal decoration located in-situ.