3D movie of the house of Caecilius Iucundus in Pompeii



Author(s): Nicolò Dell’Unto, Emanuel Demetrescu, Daniele Ferdani, Stefan Lindgren, Anne-Marie Leander Touati, Reneé Forsell

Institution(s): Lund University, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History of Lund, SWEEDEN

The computer graphic movie about the House of Caecilius Iucundus was produced for the exhibition Pompeji, held at the Millesgården, Stockholm, form sept. 2014 to may 2015. The exhibition invited to experience Pompeian domestic space by means of a scenography partly reconstructing the House of Cacilius Iucundus, by means of original objects, small finds and wall decorations, found in his house, and by means of the overall visualization offered by the movie. It was based on the understanding of this house and the whole surrounding city-block resulting from the work of detailed documentation performed in annually organized field campaigns by the Swedish Pompeii Project in these premises since 2000. (www.pompejiprojektet.se). The 3D movie is the result of an effort of collaboration between the archaeologists of the Swedish Pompeii Project, affiliated to the Swedish Institute in Rome and administered by Lund university, and the technical know-how of the staff belonging to the Humanities Laboratory, Lund University, and researchers, teachers and students of digital archaeology employed by or received within the institutional frame of Department of Archaeology and Ancient History of Lund University. Important work pertaining to the 3D acquisition and post-processing of data has been offered generously by the ISTI, Pisa. Photography was made by Hans Thorwid. The text that accompanies the film was translated from the original manuscript in Swedish by Carol Gillis and read by Sian Anthony. The production was made possible by a grant from the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation.