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3D documentation using terrestrial laser scanning of the remains of the Jesuit Mission in the region of Lake Tana, Ethiopia

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Dietz, C and Catanzariti, G and de la Presa, P and Martinez, V and Jimeno, A, 3D documentation using terrestrial laser scanning of the remains of the Jesuit Mission in the region of Lake Tana, Ethiopia, e-conservation magazine, 24 pp. 106-125. ISSN 1646-9283 (2012) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

Between 1603 and 1633, the religious order of the Jesuits managed to establish Catholicism as official religion in Ethiopia, period in which land grants were conceded, associated to a considerable "foreign" building activity. Nowadays, most of the remains are badly preserved and situated in remote sites, causing problems concerning documentation, conservation and research on that particular cultural heritage. In the present work, terrestrial middle range laser scanning was applied to produce three dimensional digital models of Jesuit remains in the northwestern region of Lake Tana. An overview about the sites history, the instrumentation used and the workflow in data evaluation is given, followed by five practical examples covering all the Jesuit remains in the mentioned region. A special focus is dedicated to the possibility to obtain reflectographic data and to the importance of integrating into such models information achieved by other techniques, such as ground penetrating radar.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Jesuit Missions, Ethiopia, 3D documentation
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing
Research Field:Image Processing
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
Author:Dietz, C (Dr Christian Dietz)
ID Code:84872
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Central Science Laboratory
Deposited On:2013-06-04
Last Modified:2013-07-16
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