The research project Delphi4Delphi was initiated by Prof Ioannis Liritzis in 2015 (https://www.researchgate.net/project/DELPHI4DELPHI-Digital-Enterprise-Laboratory-Practice-of-Heritage-Initiative-For-DELPHI), in collaboration with the local Archaeological Museum of Delphi (http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/1/eh151.jsp?obj_id=3404) and the French School of Athens. Next Prof Liritzis invited research institutes and experts to contribute (Liritzis et al., 2016).
The targets focus on research, social, and educational implications of digital heritage, through the use of modern technologies such as digital optical documentation, like laser scanning and aerial and terrestrial computational and stereo photography, geographical information systems and georeferencing, big data, video and interactive content production for education, virtual and augmented reality, cyber archaeometry (Liritzis et al. 2015a, b), and Cyber-Archaeology (Levy 2015).
The Delphi4Delphi project applies a variety of new approaches using interactive practice. Accordingly, the 3D modeling enhances the identification, monitoring, conservation, restoration, and enhancement of archaeological objects and viewer experience. In this context, 3D computer graphics, and VR can support archaeological research and heritage policy, offering scholars a “sixth sense” for the understanding of the past, as it allows them almost to live it. (De Fanti et al., 2009; Smith et al. 2014; Vlachos et al 2018).
Our ultimate further aim is to use the available so far data to reconstruct the environment employing AR, Impressiveness, avatars, etc, using the 3D glasses of Rokid and developing a first pilot project for presentation on the 2nd Sino-Hellenic International Conference in Delphi 18-19 Sept 2021, on the topic Global Issues of Environment & Culture.
This pilot case study shall be presented in Delphi conference participants and globally through our media and inquire major Museum in Greece and in Europe to collaborate with us for implementation of similar type applications.
Funding then shall be explored from private sector and European Union (EU). From my position, with my team, I will arrange with you to produce a pan-European museum and environment project of similar concept and I will involve my Institution the European Academy of Sciences & Arts which is supported by EU.
We have so far obtained high resolution 3D data from the Museum objects (indoors) and from the sanctuary (outdoors) as orthophoto and 3D modeling. Ongoing is the production of apps for the Museum and sanctuary concerning guiding tours and learning outputs of educational purpose.
- Liritzis, I, Al-Otaibi, F.M, Volonakis, P and Drivaliari, A (2015a) Digital technologies and trends in cultural heritage. Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry, Vol. 15, No 3, pp. 313-332 (DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.33832)
- Liritzis, I., P. Volonakis, S. Vosinakis, and G. Pavlidis 2015b. Cyber-archaeometry from cyber-archaeology: new dynamic trends in archaeometric training and research. In Virtual Archaeology (Methods and benefits). Proceedings of the Second International Conference held at the State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Publishers, pp. 38–40
- Liritzis.I, Pavlidis.G, Vosynakis.S, Koutsoudis.A, Volonakis.P, Petrochilos.N, Matthew D. Howland, Brady Liss & Thomas E. Levy (2016) DELPHI4DELPHI: first results of the digital archaeology initiative for ancient Delphi, Greece. ANTIQUITY Gallery (90 354, e4 (2016): 1–6, doi:10.15184/aqy.2016.187
- Liritzis I, Pavlidis, G, Vosinakis,S, Koutsoudis, A, Volonakis, P, Howland, M.D, Brady Liss, and Levy T.E. 2017. Delphi4Delphi: Data Acquisition of Spatial Cultural Heritage Data for Ancient Delphi, Greece. Springer International Publishing, M.L. Vincent et al. (eds.), Heritage and Archaeology in the Digital Age, Quantitative Methods in the Humanities and Social Sciences, 151-165, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-65370-9_8.
- Liritzis, I, George Pavlidis, Spyros Vosinakis, Anestis Koutsoudis, Pantelis Volonakis, Matthew D. Howland, Brady Liss, Thomas E. Levy (2017) Delphi4Delphi – Acquisition of Spatial Cultural Heritage Data for Ancient Delphi, Greece. Ιn Matthew Vincent, Victor Manuel Lopez-Menchero Bendicho, Marinos Ioannides and Thomas E. Levy (editors) Heritage and Archaeology in the Digital Age: Acquisition, Curation, and Dissemination of Spatial Cultural Heritage Data. Publisher: Springer, 151-166.
- Pavlidis, G, Levy, T and Liritzis, I (2018) Pedagogy and Engagement in At-Risk World Heritage Initiatives. Ιn: Matthew Vincent, Victor Manuel Lopez-Menchero Bendicho, Marinos Ioannides and Thomas E. Levy (editors), Heritage and Archaeology in the Digital Age: Acquisition, Curation, and Dissemination of Spatial Cultural Heritage Data. Publisher: Springer, 167-183.
- Vlachos, A., Liritzis, I. and Georgopoulos, A. (2018) The lighting of god’s face during solar stands in the Apollo temple Delphi. Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry, Vol. 18, No 3, pp. 225-246. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2543786.
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- Levy, T.E. 2015. The Past Forward. Biblical Archaeology Review Special Issue – 40 Futures – Experts Predict What’s Next For Biblical Archaeology: 81–87
- Smith, N., S. Cutchin, R. Kooima, R. Ainsworth, D. Sandin, J. Schulze, A. Prudhomme, F. Kuester, T. Levy, and T. Defanti. 2013. Cultural Heritage Omni-Stereo Panoramas for Immersive Cultural Analytics – From the Nile to the Hijaz. In Proceedings of the 8th Int’l Symposium on Image and Signal Processing and Analysis (ISPA), Trieste, Italy.