In August of last year we published a post on the laser scanning work that we completed in June of 2014 of the Insula Dell’ara Coeli based at the foot of the Capitoline Hill in Rome.
Work has been ongoing since then and we are now in a position to release an animation of the laser scan model recorded. We are unable to show the high resolution images of the data as it is still under examination by Dr. Elisabetta Bianchi from the Sovraintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali and Dr. Dragana Mladenović of the University of Southampton’s Archaeology department.
The model has been separated into the different floor levels to allow those with less computing power to view it and use it for the precise measurements that are needed within the investigation.
More on the overall project can be found on the University of Southampton’s Archaeology site that include the next stages of investigation of the Capitoline Hill. Overall the laser scan work has been able to meet the initial aim of the project, by creating a detailed documentation of the building which can now be used to understand its difficult layout. It provides an exact replica of the structure and creates a piece of digital history but preserving the current state of this second century building. We will be working closely with the project as it develops and it is hoped that in the future we can release the laser scan models online to allow for a virtual access that is otherwise unattainable as the building is closed for public access.
In the meantime we hope that you enjoy the below animation