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AEgArOn – Ancient Egyptian Architecture Online

  • Ulrike Fauerbach
  • Willike Wendrich
  • Salma Khamis
  • Martin Sählhof
  • Bethany Simpson
  • Angela Susak
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6436)

Abstract

AEgArOn is an international three-year project striving for the open access online publication of high-quality plans and architectural drawings of ancient Egyptian buildings. These will give a globally accessible and reliable overview of the Pharaonic architecture including all major ancient Egyptian periods and building types. Moreover, the information is researched in detail, collected from the best available sources, combined in redrawn CAD-plans, checked on-site, and accounted for in extensive metadata. As a rule, actual state- and reconstruction-plans are provided, often complemented by plans of building-phases. Newly developed drawing conventions allow for immediate understanding and comparison between monuments. Long term sustainability and maintenance is ensured by incorporation into the UCLA Digital Library. Since starting in October 2009, and after six months eighteen PDF-files of five buildings have been completed and published online.

Keywords

Architecture Digital Library Documentation Egypt Metadata Standards Visualization 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulrike Fauerbach
    • 1
  • Willike Wendrich
    • 2
  • Salma Khamis
    • 1
  • Martin Sählhof
    • 1
  • Bethany Simpson
    • 2
  • Angela Susak
    • 2
  1. 1.German Archaeological Institute Cairo, AEgArOn-ProjektCairo-ZamalekEgypt
  2. 2.University of California, Los AngelesLos Angeles

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