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IMAGING OF THE LATE ROMAN CASTRUM. Hypothetical Computer Reconstruction of Nag el-Hagar Fortress in Egypt

  title={IMAGING OF THE LATE ROMAN CASTRUM. Hypothetical Computer Reconstruction of Nag el-Hagar Fortress in Egypt},
  author={Dmitry A. Karelin},
This work is dedicated to the computer reconstruction of Roman fortress Nag el-Hagar in Egypt. This fortification was situated to the south of Luxor (ancient Thebes), not far from Kom Ombo (ancient Ombos). Apparently the fortress was built during Diocletian’s rule. Its architectural features are similar to other examples of Roman military architecture of the period of tetrarchy in Egypt. We chose Nag el-Hagar for the reconstruction because this fortress is a specimen of the classical Roman… 


The main aim of the article  is to study the architectural features of late Roman fortresses in Egypt and to discuss several problems concerning their peculiarities. The preservation of Roman

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The article was prepared as a part of the project №13-34-01203 supported by RHSF dedicated to the study of the architectural peculiarities of the late Roman Imperial cult temple at Luxor and creating

The methods and approaches of the visualization of 3 D reconstructions

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