Premio Internazionale per la Valorizzazione dei Beni Culturali – Roma 2013

Dear friends, I am happy to announce you that Etruscanning 3D won the FIRST ITALIAN HERITAGE AWARD in the category Communication and Dissemination of Cultural Heritage, with the application Etruscanning: virtual exploration of the Regolini Galassi tomb! (see the page of the Italian Heritage Award)

Digital Heritage 2013

Hi all, our article “Etruscanning 3D. The Etruscan grave n.5 of Monte Michele in Veii: from the digital documentation to the virtual reconstruction and communication” on the virtual reconstruction of the tomb n.5 of Monte Michele will be presented this October at Digital Heritage 2013 International Congress. I hope to see you there!

Last news on the cinerary urn

Hello everybody! Since my last post, the team of the Etruscanning 3D project had had a new meeting and the results of the restoration process had been discussed. Archaeologists focussed their attention on the cinerary urn. By comparing coeval examples of urns, it is immediately evident that they all have four support structures at theContinue reading “Last news on the cinerary urn”

The Monte Michele sceptre

Hi again! Amongst the objects that originally were placed on the wagon in the Monte Michele number 5 tomb, there was also a sceptre. It is quite an exceptional object, as it is the only sceptre definitely identified as such from Etruscan orientalizing tombs (late eighth – early sixth century BC.): similar examples have beenContinue reading “The Monte Michele sceptre”

The Monte Michele cinerary urn

Hello everybody, The digital restoration work of the archaeological remains in the Monte Michele number 5 tomb in Veii included some other objects in addition to the wagon. In the main chamber, standing on the load bed of the wagon, was the cinerary urn, which contained the cremated remains of a man. They were wrappedContinue reading “The Monte Michele cinerary urn”

Monte Michele nr. 5 tomb

Hi! For more information on the Monte Michele tomb and the Etruscanning 3D project have a look at the official blog of the project on WordPress!

Reconstructing the Wagon – Phase 2

Hello everybody, In the previous post I showed you how we defined the form of the load bed of the Etruscan wagon found in the Monte Michele number 5 tomb. Today I focus on how we came up to the final structure of the vehicle by studying its archaeological remains. In this process the helpContinue reading “Reconstructing the Wagon – Phase 2”

Reconstructing the Wagon

Hi everybody! It’s been quite a hectic period and I had very few time to report here the progress of my work. Anyway, little by little I will update you, in this and the next posts! Once the restoration of all the bronze coverings was over, it was important to understand where they belonged to.Continue reading “Reconstructing the Wagon”

Wagon Plates – Step 3

Hello everybody! In this post I describe you how I came up to a solution for the creation of the depth map of the rosettes. As I explained in my previous post, all the attempts to get to a proper result that I made using Photoshop had been vain. Since I was not able toContinue reading “Wagon Plates – Step 3”

Wagon Plates – Step 2

Hi again, Today I show you the second step of the restoration of our Etruscan plates. Once understood the technology behind their realization, I had to create a digital copy of each plate. The easiest way to create a 3D model totally identical to a real object is not to create a 3D model! ThisContinue reading “Wagon Plates – Step 2”