VIRTUAL RESTITUTION OF THE PARIETAL DECORATION IN THE SALA DEL MOSAICO DE LOS AMORES. CASTULO ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE (LINARES, SPAIN)
Keywords: virtual restitution, restoration, archaeological wall painting, 3D, photogrammetry
Abstract. The use of photogrammetry in the field of archaeology is increasingly widespread. In the case of restoration, the use of 3D contributes to facilitating the complex process of an intervention and bringing the artwork closer to the general public. This paper describes the application of 3D modelling techniques in the specific case of the Roman wall paintings from the Sala del Mosaico de los Amores, in Castulo Archaeological Site (Linares, province of Jaén). These paintings were found in 2011, collapsed over the mosaic pavement, and they were moved to the University of Granada for their restoration. After the intervention, the photogrammetric surveys of the different fragments and of the room to which they belong were developed, and the virtual restitution was generated, therefore making it possible for the general public to reliably appreciate how the room would look like with the parietal decoration located in-situ.