REAL-TIME PROJECTS

   BOLIVIA

  Temple of the Sun T e m p l e   o f   t h e  S u n
For the Temple of the Sun project we are reconstructing the sacred precinct and solar markers on the Island of the Sun in Lake Titicaca, Bolivia.
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  EGYPT

  Lake Fayum L a k e  F a y u m
The project is part of a larger research project, the UCLA / RUG (Groningen University, The Netherlands) Fayum project, under direction of Dr. Willeke Wendrich and Dr. René Cappers. The model is a highly accurate 3D terrain map showing geological features as well as settlements, field systems, and shore lines from prehistory to late the present.
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  ISRAEL
Jerusalem  
  The Second Temple in Jerusalem T h e  S e c o n d  T e m p l e  i n  J e r u s a l e m
This modeling project presents the famous Jewish sanctuary rebuilt by Herod the Great and destroyed by the Romans in 70 A.D. Our model shows the Temple at its final stage of development before the Jewish Revolt started in 66 A.D.
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  Megiddo  
  Megiddo N o r t h e r n  S t a b l e s
On the northern end of the important Biblical site of Megiddo a structure was unearthed whose original function is unclear. The purpose of this project is to reconstruct the structure and to test the hypothesis that it was used as a stable for horses.
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   ITALY
POMPEII  
  Villa Mysteries V i l l a  o f  M y s t e r i e s
Substantial ruins of the Villa of the Mysteries, including many famous second and third style wall paintings, survive just outside the urban area of Roman Pompeii. The residential rooms of the villa were oriented toward the sea, whereas the working areas stood toward the rear of the property facing the town.
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  ROME  
  Basilica Maxentius B a s i l i c a  M a x e n t i u s
The Basilica of Maxentius is one of the last civic buildings constructed in ancient Rome. This project is a joint undertaking of the University of Lecce and UCLA. It is part of UCLA's "Rome Reborn" project.
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  Santa Maria Maggiore B a s i l i c a  o f  S a n t a   M a r i a  M a g g i o r e
The Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore ("St. Mary Major") was built by Pope Sixtus III in 432-440 A.D. on the highest point of the Cispian Hill. The church reflects the doctrine that Mary was the Mother of God (Theotokos), which was adopted by the Council of Ephesus in 431.
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  The Colloseum T h e   C o l o s s e u m
Rome's largest amphitheater, the Colosseum has long been a symbol of Roman civilization. This model, which is part of UCLA's Rome Reborn project, presents all the known details of the building, inside and out.
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  Forum of Jules Caesar F o r u m  o f  J u l i u s   C a e s a r
Conceived by Julius Caesar in the 50s B.C., completed by Augustus and remodeled in the second and fourth centuries A.D., the Forum of Julius Caesar was the first extension of the Roman Forum into the area that within a century was filled by other "imperial" fora.
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  House of Augustus H o u s e  o f  A u g u s t u s
Rome's first emperor, Augustus, lived in a complex of buildings that included a late-Republican house and a new temple that he built and dedicated to Apollo. The complex sits atop the Palatine Hill just across the street from the venerated hut of Romulus, Rome's legendary founder. Augustus' house was probably damaged in the fire of 64 A.D.
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  House of Augustus R o m a n  F o r u m
The Roman Forum was the civic center of ancient Rome. This project shows the Forum as it appeared in late antiquity and is part of the CVRLab’s Rome Reborn Project.
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  JAMAICA

  Port Royal P o r t  R o y a l
The famous pirate colony, Port Royal was one of England's largest foundations in the New World when it was destroyed by earthquake on June 7th, 1692. The project entails a complete reconstruction of the buildings excavated by Texas A&M in the 1980s as well as a restoration of the street plan of the entire city.
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  PERU

  Fanfan F a r f a n
This project was undertaken in collaboration with CSU Northridge and uses a 3D computer terrain map to show the evolution of built features on the site of Farfan in the Jequetepeque Valley. The computer model enables users to quickly visualize the evolution of the site from the Chimu to Inca phases and to see how the change in occupation affected the economy and ideology.
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  SPAIN

  Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela C a t h e d r a l  o f  S a n t i a g o  d e  C o m p o s t e l a
Santiago de Compostela is one of the great pilgrimage basilicas of Europe. Our restoration project shows the building as it appeared when dedicated by Bishop Pedro Muñoz on April 3, 1211 A.D.
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  TURKEY

  The Armenian Church of the Redeemer T h e   A r m e n i a n  C h u r c h  o f  t h e  R e d e e m e r
At the turn of the first millennium the Armenian capital of Ani was a great metropolis, praised as "the city of 1,001 churches." Now, most of these buildings have disappeared or are severely damaged. The lab's Ani project foresees a series of reconstructions of Ani's churches.
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  UNITED KINGDOM

  Beaumaris Castel B e a u m a r i s  C a s t l e
Beaumaris was the largest and most original of the castles built in Wales by King Edward I.
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"The CVRLab was started to give archaeologists and architectural historians a place where they could be the managers of the process of digitally creating and publishing 3D models."

Bernard   Frischer
Founder, UCLA - CVRLab

 
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