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Antonio Almagro, Ana Almagro-Vidal, José A Fernández Ruiz, and Miguel González Garrido (2004)

Madinat al-Zahra, Investigación y representación

In: VIII Congreso Ibero-Americano de Gráfica Digital, SIGraDi 2004, El sentido y el universo digital, pp. 47–49, São Leopoldo (Brasil).

The virtual reconstruction of the archeological site of Madinat al-Zahra' in Córdoba (Spain) has permitted a new approach to the study and comprehension of this palatine city as well as to the typologies of Islamic architecture in Al-Andalus during the 10th century. Starting from fieldwork and from a photogrammetric survey of the site, the digital model has become a highly qualified tool in the research process. Through virtual navigation, it allows to learn new aspects about spatial configuration of this characteristic constructions that configure the basis for the development of further architectures during the following centuries. Furthermore, being conscious that knowledge is basic for cultural heritage preservation, this 3D reconstruction model is an important instrument for general dissemination and for implementing a visit to this significant case of Islamic architecture in Spain.