Volume XLII-2/W9
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W9, 165-172, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W9-165-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W9, 165-172, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W9-165-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  31 Jan 2019

31 Jan 2019

A BIM APPROACH FOR THE ANALYSIS OF AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL MONUMENT

A. Bosco1, A. D’Andrea1, M. Nuzzolo2, and P. Zanfagna1 A. Bosco et al.
  • 1Centro Interdipartimentale di Servizi di Archeologia, Università di Napoli “L’Orientale”, Italy
  • 2Charles University Prague, Czech Republic

Keywords: 3D reconstruction, Egypt, Solar Temple, BIM

Abstract. In 2010 an Italian team started new on-field investigations in the area of the Sun Temple of Niuserra, 6km south of the pyramids of Giza. The archaeological research was planned to re-examine the monument after its discovery in 1898. The work was mainly aimed at a general evaluation of the archaeological structures, still visible, in order to establish an updated plan of the temple. More than 100 scans and several 3D models by close-range photogrammetry have been acquired, processed and integrated to virtually reconstruct the archaeological area.

To manage all available 3D datasets, allowing to propose new hypothesis about the monument, a BIM has been developed. Thanks to this approach different categories of environmental and technological objects have been created and analysed. The paper deals with the recent achievements, especially regarding the hierarchical conceptualisation of the architectural components. In particular, the contribution dwells on the analysis of the monument starting from the identification of a parametric library built on the semantic decomposition of the 3D replica.