Building reconstruction

Virtual reconstruction of the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, Turkey | 2017

30 Jun , 2017  

Bird's-eye view of the Temple of Artemis or Artemision.

One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, it was completely rebuilt three times before its final destruction in 401 AD. Only foundations and sculptural fragments of the latest of the temples at the site remain.
The rendering of the temple will illustrate the Ephesus part of the book series ‘La aventura de la arqueología’ from Tecam.

Bird's-eye view of the Temple of Artemis or Artemision.

Bird’s-eye view of the Temple of Artemis or Artemision.

The statues represents wounded Amazons.

The statues represents wounded Amazons.

A drum from the top of a column from the 4th-century rebuilding, now in the British Museum.

A drum from the top of a column from the 4th-century rebuilding, now in the British Museum.

Close-up of the column bases.

Close-up of the column bases.

The site of the temple now. One column was partly re-erected in 1973.

The site of the temple now. One column was partly re-erected in 1973.

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Building reconstruction

Virtual reconstruction of the Celsus library in Ephesus, Turkey | 2016

27 Sep , 2016  

Tecam, a Spanish publisher asked me to virtually reconstruct the famous Celsus library. The rendering of the library will illustrate the Ephesus part of the book series ‘La aventura de la arqueología’.

Facade of the library of Celsus in Ephesus

Facade of the library of Celsus in Ephesus

Virtual reconstruction of the Celsus library

Virtual reconstruction of the Celsus library

Virtual reconstruction of the Celsus library, close-up of the entrance.

Virtual reconstruction of the Celsus library, close-up of the entrance.

Virtual reconstruction of the Celsus library, close up of the statues on the first floor.

Virtual reconstruction of the Celsus library, close up of the statues on the first floor.

Reconstructed statue of Ennoia - the undrestanding

Reconstructed statue of Ennoia – the undrestanding

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Building reconstruction

My reconstruction of the southern gate of the Aquincum legionary fortress is selected for a book cover | 2016

7 Sep , 2016  

The Aquincum legionary fortress was one of my first virtual reconstruction. The publisher of the book selected the reconstruction of the southern gate overlaid on the photo of the ruin of the gate as the cover of the book.

Legionslager book cover

Legionslager book cover

Building reconstruction

Update on the Contra Aquincum fort reconstruction | 2016

27 May , 2016  

A book publisher contacted me to visualize the area of the Március 15.-e square in Budapest in the Roman era. I used my Contra Aquincum reconstruction model and updated the surrounding of the fort with foliage, ships, buildings, roads, people, carts. On the second image you can see the area as now with the fort superimposed.

Contra_Aquincum_reconstruction_3

The present and Roman era state of the area superimposed.

Building reconstruction

Reconstruction of the main bath of the Aquincum civil town. | 2016

27 May , 2016   Gallery

Work in progress, when finished, it will have a dedicated site.

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Building reconstruction

Earlier reconstruction chosen for Chesters Roman Fort | 2016

3 Feb , 2016  

English Heritage choose one of my earlier reconstruction for an interpretation panel in Chesters Roman Fort. The image was made for the Aquincum Anno booklet in 2012.

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Building reconstruction

Virtual reconstruction of the city of Sopianae | 2013-2015

3 Jul , 2015   Video

Leading archaeologist Olivér Gábor wanted to visualize the history of Pécs for a long time. He contacted me in 2012 to talk about a virtual reconstruction of Sopianae at the end of the IV. century AD. We wanted to show not just the grand and luxurious side of the city, but also the everyday life of the average citizen. The visitor should walk freely in the virtually reconstructed city, discover the scenes in his/her own pace.

The work started in the end of 2013 with collecting the available data, publications, photos, drawings.

Map of the excavation at Teréz street.

Map of the excavation at Teréz street.

21 objects, coins, glasses, samian wares, iron tools destined for showcasing both in the permanent exhibition and in the reconstruction were photographed from all angles to aid the 3D modelling process.

Phases of the  reconstruction of an ink pot

Phases of the reconstruction of an ink pot

Out of 8 possible scenes a palace, a city house with bath, and a square with a granary and shops were chosen for the first round.

House of the Mercator.

House of the Mercator.

Square with the granary and shops.

Square with the granary and shops.

Palace of a wealthy man.

Palace of a wealthy man.

Visitors can control a virtual time traveler, walk and look around like in an fps video game. In the vicinity of a featured artifact an outline indicates that it is clickable, if done so the screen changes to a showroom with the enlarged object and it’s description.

Artifact showroom.

Characters were based on real life people.

Models for the characters.

Models for the characters.

In-game characters.

In-game characters.


There were 258 models, 323 textures, 233 materials made for this project, all from scratch.

Models, textures, materials.

Models, textures, materials.

client: Directorate of Baranya County Museums
leading archaeologist: Olivér Gábor
reconstruction: Ádám Németh
building models: Ádám Németh
object models: Ádám Németh, Péter Király, Béla Kotroczó, Ákos Halász, Attila Mucska, Rudolf Béres, Csaba Borbély, Endre Számel
music: Kevin MacLeod http://incompetech.com

Contact me: info atsign virtualreconstruction.com

Made with Unreal Engine 4

An interview with the curator, and usage of the application: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlVgrMwaWKk

Building reconstruction

Research on the Aquincum aqueduct | 2013

3 Jul , 2015  

I started this project out of personal curiosity. I was interested in:

  • Was there any water lifting device, pump at the spring?
  • What was the slope of the aquaeduct?
  • What amount of water was transferred per day?
  • How were the limescale blocks formed?
  • How was the crossing with roads solved?

My method:

  1. Foliage, dirt, garbage removal where necessary.
  2. Observation of the form, material of the limescale blocks, underside too.
  3. Taking pictures, photogrammetry.
  4. Reconstruction of missing stones, lead pipes with the help of a 3D software.
  5. Simulation of the collapse of buildings, amount of ruble.
  6. Looking for analogues for building methods, materials, scaling.
  7. Processing, visualization of the results. Reconstructions, animations.
Collapsed piece of wall still in place next to the aqueduct.

Collapsed piece of wall still in place next to the aqueduct.

Formation of the limescale block.

Formation of the limescale block.

3D model of the limescale block.

 

Point cloud made from 80 photos.

Point cloud made from 80 photos.

Photo of the aqeduct - road crossing, and reconstructed view.

Photo of the aqeduct – road crossing, and reconstructed view.

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Building reconstruction

Virtual reconstruction of the Aquincum Civil Town Amphitheatre | 2013

2 Jul , 2015  

Client: Aquincum Museum.

aquincum_amphitheatre_photo

Aerial view of the amphitheatre.

Reconstruction of the Aquincum Civil Town Amphitheatre

Reconstruction of the Aquincum Civil Town Amphitheatre

Building reconstruction

Virtual reconstructions for the exhibition “Tales of finds” | 2012

30 Jun , 2015  

Museum researchers – including archaeologists and conservators – have put their favorite finds on exhibit.

Client: Aquincum Museum.

Antler tool

Antler tool

Antler tool

Antler tool used to repair a bed.

Reconstructed scene: antler tool used to repair a bed.

 

Lead curse table

Lead curse table.

Lead curse table with barely readable writing.

Old sorcerer writes the curse to the lead table.

Old sorcerer writes the curse to the lead table.

 

Nozzle

Ceramics nozzle.

Ceramics nozzle.

Reconstructed scene: Iron age smith with the help of his wife pumps air into the furnace to get the necessary temperature to melt the iron.

Reconstructed scene: Iron age smith with the help of his wife pumps air into the furnace to get the necessary temperature to melt the iron.

 

Idol head

Idol head.

Idol head.

Burying the idol head.

Burying the idol head.

 

Belt

Drawing of the grave and the belt.

Drawing of the grave and the belt.

belt

Belt decorated with stone.

 

Horse

Photo of the ceramics horse piece

Photo of the ceramics horse piece

Lararium with the reconstructed horse statuette.

Shrine (lararium) with the reconstructed horse statuette.

 

Chamber pot

Roman chamber pot, lasanum.

Roman chamber pot, lasanum.

lasanum

Reconstructed scene: Chamber pot being emptied.

 

Amphora containing expensive wine from Crete.

Amphora

Amphora

amfora

A servant breaks the amphora as part of the funeral ceremony.

 

Warped, spoiled pottery

Spoiled pottery as found.

Spoiled pottery as found.

pottery_dumping

Pit for spoiled pottery.

 

Grave stone of a soldier

Photo of the grave stone.

Photo of the grave stone.

gravestone

Painted grave stone in the cemetery.

 

Mithras statuette

The broken piece of the Mithras statuette.

The broken piece of the Mithras statuette.

Mithras slaying the bull.

Mithras slaying the bull. The reconstructed statuette is placed in an altar in the mithraeum.

 

Roman horse trappings

Horse trappings

Horse trappings

Reconstructed trappings on a horse.

Reconstructed trappings on a horse.

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