Innovative Methods for Digital Heritage Documentation: The archaeological site of Kymissala in Rhodes

Georgopoulos, Andreas, Tapinaki, Sevasti and Stefanakis, M. I. (2018) Innovative Methods for Digital Heritage Documentation: The archaeological site of Kymissala in Rhodes. In: ICOMOS 19th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium "Heritage and Democracy", 13-14th December 2017, New Delhi, India. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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The evolution of the contemporary information and communication technologies (ICT) has marked dramatic progress in the field of digital documentation of Cultural Heritage, tangible or intangible. These technological advances have greatly contributed to bridging the gap between experts and the public. Today’s possibilities of digital data acquisition, but also the mentality of interdisciplinary approach to the highly important topic of preserving our Cultural Heritage, lead to the production of attractive digital base material in two or three dimensions which provide the necessary accuracy and detail for each case. The 10 square kilometre area of the ancient Demos of Kymissala with a continuous history of 1300 years, lies approximately 70 km southwest of the city of Rhodes, in a wild and mountainous environment, covered with dense forests making it difficult to access but also characterizing it as a NATURA 2000 protected rural landscape. For the local community and the visitors to get to know the site, special visits are organized. In this paper we use contemporary methods and innovative tools for producing the means to help bridge that gap. They are briefly presented and critically evaluated, based on the ten-year practical experience for the detailed digital geometric documentation of the acropolis, the necropolis and a major settlement in Kymissala, supporting the archaeological research of the University of the Aegean and the Ephorate of Antiquities in the area. Apart from the classical 2D and 3D documentation products, the development of a virtual 3D environment is attempted to serve in a multitude of ways, firstly, to contribute to the education of younger generations to get familiar with the site and secondly to enable interested visitors to admire the cultural and natural beauties before actually visiting Kymissala. These products are critically presented and evaluated.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Georgopoulos, Andreas
Tapinaki, Sevasti
Stefanakis, M. I.
Languages: English
Keywords: digital resources; interpretation; dissemination; accessibility; Cultural Heritage; 3D; innovative tools; Greece
Subjects: E. CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 12. Techniques
National Committee: ICOMOS International
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 19th General Assembly, New Delhi, 2017
Depositing User: intern icomos
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2019 14:13
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2023 15:34
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