3D IMAGE-BASED SURVEYING OF THE SAFE OF THE OBELLIO FIRMO DOMUS IN POMPEII
Keywords: Pompeii, Digital Photogrammetry, Structure-from-Motion, 3D Modelling, Cultural Heritage
Abstract. This paper shows an application of image-based 3D modelling concerning an interesting case study in the field of Cultural Heritage, a safe located in the Obellio Firmo domus in Pompeii (Italy), one of the largest and most complex houses in the ancient city. The object was strongly deformed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D. and is currently protected by a permanent glass that helps to preserve it over time. The surveying activities and processing methodology is explained, based on Multi-View Structure from Motion technique, as well as the unconventional solution adopted during the images acquisition. Finally, an attempt will be presented to reconstruct the hypothetical original three-dimensional appearance and shape of the safe.