Photogrammetry for the Preparation of Archaeological Excavation. 3D Restitution According to Modern Archive Images of Beaufort Castle Landscape (Lebanon)


Photogrammetry for the Preparation of Archaeological Excavation. 3D Restitution According to Modern Archive Images of Beaufort Castle Landscape (Lebanon)
03/01/2007 | P. Grussenmeyer, National Institute of Applied Sciences, Strasbourg, France and J. Yasmine, Republic of Lebanon, Ministry of Culture, Directorate General of Antiquities
CIPA Special Session - Low Cost Systems in Recording and Managing the Cultural Heritage
Applications: All and Archaeology

This paper presents the contribution of photogrammetry within the framework of the documentation of the Beaufort castle (South Lebanon), also called Qalaat el-Chaqif (12-17th century). The Lebanese government asked for a consulting firm (J. Yasmine, DGA consultant) to establish general tender documents for the restoration of the Beaufort castle. Many parts of the site were destroyed or buried because of the war. PhotoModeler was used to restitute both modern photography and photographs from archives.

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