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Archaeological reconstruction of Caldonazzo castle, Italy


Caldonazzo Castle

Cicero Moraes describes the detailed reconstruction of a castle from archeological data.

Cicero writes:

Caldonazzo is a tourist village located in Trentino, northern Italy. Famous for its lakes and mountains, houses a set of ruins of what has been a great castle, built between the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.

Since 2006 these ruins are the object of study under the responsibility of the Archaeological Superintendence of Trento, represented by Dr. Nicoletta Pisu.

The Arc-Team, a group to which I was built, aims to make the archaeological survey, organization of historical documents and was also tasked to scan the space in three dimensions, as well as rebuild it digitally. It is precisely this last part that comes into my work.


The staff of Arc-Team research group and archaeological work, maintainers blog ACTOR, congratulated me for the work I developed with free software and invited me to write on the site, which I readily accepted. Moreover, they asked me if I was interested in participating in a project developed by them doing the reconstruction of a castle called Caldonazzo, where they work in their ruins. Second proposal also readily accepts. In that moment was born a partnership that lasts a year and a half and has yielded good fruits.

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  1. Hi all,

    I write just to specify that the post (as well the 3D reconstruction of the castle) is done bye Cicero Moraes (Arc-Team's expert of 3D graphics) and not by me. Sorry for the misunderstanding....

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