ARCHIVES PHOTOGRAPHS IN PHOTOGRAMMETRY TO ASSESS THE CONSERVATION STATE OF MONUMENTS: THE WHITE CHAPEL OF SESOSTRIS I
Keywords: Photogrammetry, Cultural Heritage, Analog Photographs, Archives, Monuments, Comparison, Conservation, Data Processing Techniques
Abstract. Nowadays professionals from the Cultural Heritage field make use of Digital technology in all its diversity as a tool to conduct various type of work: archeological and architectural survey, monitoring, conservation programs, historic researches. This paper describes the first steps of a PhD research aiming at exploring the use of analog photographs from the French-Egyptian center for the study of Karnak Temples (CFEETK) in photogrammetry. The goal is to compare previous condition state of monuments in the 20th century with their contemporary condition and to introduce 3D model in correlation databases. The paper presents the context of the study and the complex of Karnak temples then the set of archives photographs that are used and how they are processed. At this stage, sets of analog photographs from the White Chapel were used in Agisoft Metashape combined with contemporary photographs to provide visuals from the condition of the monument after its restoration in 1985.