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Patterns of Reconstructions at Pompeii

This document presents the results of an investigation into the reconstruction of a large market building on the Pompeii Forum following and earthquake in 62 AD, seventeen years prior to the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius that buried the city. The work is part of the Pompeii Forum Project, a multi-disciplinary study of the development of the Forum as the civic center of Pompeii. The study is approached from the perspective of a structural engineer, applying engineering principles to interpret the currently visible areas of damage and repair, plus information available from historic records. The study employs a variety of computer-based technologies in the inquiry, in particular digital photogrammetry to document the geometry and construction of key areas of the building, plus three dimensional modelling to depict the state of the building in various states of damage and repair.

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Pompeii Patterns