Friday, April 27, 2007

Laser technologies document Bab al-Barqiyya (
"The CyArk 3D Heritage Archive has archived 3D digital documentation of the Bab al-Barqiyya gate of the Ayyubid Wall, part of an extensive historic preservation and development project in Cairo of the Historic Cities Support Programme of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC). The archived data and media consist of a High Definition Documentation (HDD) suite of data and media that include: 3D point cloud models, architectural CAD drawings, high resolution photographs, panoramic photographs and animations of this important historic example of Muslim architecture from the Ayyubid era. The Bab al-Barqiyya (1176 CE) is a fortified gate that was built as a part of the Ayyubid wall by Salah al-Din after the fall of the Fatimid Dynasty."
See the above page for the rest of the press release.

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