Multimedia Research Group
MediaLab of Athena Research & Innovation Center
3D digitization of the Byzantine fortress of Kavala

The Byzantine fortress of Kavala is located on top of the peninsula of Virgin Mary, where the old town is built. In Byzantine times and later, many successive reconstructions and alterations to the fortifications have been made by the Byzantines, the Venetians and the Turks.

The fortress at its present condition was built during the first quarter of the 15th century and is based on the foundations built during the Byzantine period.

The 3D digitization of the fortress was done by using time-of-flight scanning technology. For the reconstruction and virtual representation, photorealistic shading technologies have been employed in order to present the fortress with lighting similar to that of a sunny summer day.

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