The 3D Morphometric Survey as Efficient Tool for Documentation and Restoration in Pompeii: The Research Project of Via dell’Abbondanza

  • Marcello Balzani
  • Guido Galvani
  • Federica Maietti
  • Nicola Santopuoli
Conference paper
Part of the Contributions in Mathematical and Computational Sciences book series (CMCS, volume 3)


The project had as primary objectives the safeguarding of architectural remains and the experimentation with restoration methodologies and materials. The restoration works addressed a number of façades along the stretch of the Decumanus Maximus known today as via dell’Abbondanza. After the collection of numerous notes from previous archaeological investigations and from visual inspections about architectural morphology, materials and state of conservation, surveys of ancient façades were carried out and measurement data were collected. The survey by means of 3D laser scanner of the varied and complex architectures have been characterized by an attempt to focus efforts on contributing representational knowledge of the existing site elements.


Archaeological Site Painted Surface Data Acquisition Process Cultural Heritage Site Representational Knowledge 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcello Balzani
    • 1
  • Guido Galvani
    • 1
  • Federica Maietti
    • 1
  • Nicola Santopuoli
    • 2
  1. 1.DIAPReM Center, Department of ArchitectureUniversity of FerraraFerraraItaly
  2. 2.Faculty of Architecture “Valle Giulia”La Sapienza University of RomeRomeItaly

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