Ancient Digital Technologies Using ICT Tools

  • Anastasios Doulamis
  • Nikolaos Doulamis
  • Ioannis Rallis
  • Ioannis GeorgoulasEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics book series (SPBE)


History of Technology (HoT) describes the invention of tools and techniques, and entails in many ways the history of humanity. Society evolution is strongly connected to technology evolution and vice versa. Thus, in order to better understand society, we need to grasp HoT. Although great effort is made on recording HoT and related topics, from various scopes (e.g. social, economic, geographic), little is done towards their connection in an efficient way and on the re-use of ICT tools to understand and verify ancient technological levels. The proposed framework exploits the recent advances in ICT technology and particularly in (1) 3D precise digitalization, (2) computer vision, (3) computer graphics, (4) multimedia analysis and (5) cross media production to exhibit the spatial and temporal relations of ancient technological levels (social status quo, engineering levels, production cycles, economy, materials, manufacturing methods and tools, etc.). It focuses on the ancient technology developed in Mediterranean basin from the Semite tribes (located in the today region of Jordan), the ancient Greek civilization and how is affected from the Semitic technologies up to the Hellenistic period, the early Latin civilization up to the Greek colonies in the Iberian peninsula.


History of Technology (HoT) Intangible cultural heritage Computer vision 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anastasios Doulamis
    • 1
  • Nikolaos Doulamis
    • 1
  • Ioannis Rallis
    • 1
  • Ioannis Georgoulas
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.National Technical University of AthensAthensGreece

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