The project was initiated for the large world premiere Chavin exhibition (11/2012-04/2013) at the Museum Rietberg in Zurich. Its core is a 3D documentation of the ceremonial temple complex in the Andes (3.2000m high) along with some important stone monuments of the Chavin culture.
The 3D-scans were the basis for multimedia exhibition contents as well as further research and restoration purposes. Different technologies were deployed for the project: high-resolution structured light scanning, terrestrial laser scanning and « structure from motion » 3D photogrammetry. Airborne 3D photogrammetry was carried out using a powerful octocopter and a motorized paraglider. Scanning the temple complex took three people less than three weeks. Single objects of national Peruvian importance, like the Tello obelisk, the monumental Lanzon cult statue and some Chavin reliefs were also scanned with submillimeter accuracy.
Multimedia specialists created different multimedia installations, visualizations and a virtual reconstruction of the temple for a 20 minute 3D documentary for the exhibition cinema. The exhibition catalogue was enriched with many maps, figures, reconstructions and impressive aerial images.
Project Authors :
Martin Schaich, firstname.lastname@example.org