First AR reconstruction test of the Etruscan tomb of the Archaeological Museum of Cecina

During the short external staff exchange from the second year of the project at the SSSA partner, our team has completed the first tests in Augmented Reality using Google Tango tech, at the Etruscan tomb of the Archaeological Museum of Cecina. The tomb misses the exterior wall, the central pylon and the ceiling.

The tomb is located in the garden of the Museum and offers a glimpse into the Etruscan age, when tumulus tombs (tholos) were build as funerary traditions. The tomb was discovered in 1932 in the small town of Casaglia (Montecatini Val di Cecina, PI), located on a hilltop overlooking the Cecina valley. It was disassembled and rebuilt next to an administrative building of the Municipality of Cecina. It was then moved for the second time at the permanent place of the Museum of Cecina.

Our team rebuilt the entrance and the inner chamber using Unity/Tango. Several photogrammetry sessions where performed. The tomb 3D model and will be improved and interior objects will be added for our next visit in October.