Virtual Reality Models for the Preservation of the Unesco Historical and Artistical Heritage

  • Roberta Menghi
  • Giuseppe Maino
  • Marianna Panebarco
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6979)


Reproduction of space with very high yield of photo-realism, through the use of special three-dimensional modelling techniques, enables the enhancement of the places of the “Great Mtskheta”, the ancient capital city of Georgia, which are mostly in a state of extreme deterioration and abandonment. The production of integrated multimedia content to digital networks, is the ideal solution for a city like Mtskheta: A valid and concrete proposal so as to capture the added value of the opportunities created by the network, making the present reality.


UNESCO tourism cultural heritage 3D virtual world Geographical Information System 


  1. UNESCO, 18com XI-inscription: The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta, Georgia (1994),
  2. UNESCO, 33COM 8C.1 - Update of the List of World Heritage in Danger (2009),
  3. VirtualLife (2010),
  4. KUNSTHISTORICHES INSTITUT in FLORENZ, Church of Jvari, Cathedral of Svetitkhiveli,

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roberta Menghi
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Maino
    • 1
    • 2
  • Marianna Panebarco
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Preservation of the Cultural HeritageUniversity of BolognaRavennaItaly
  2. 2.Energy and Sustainable Economic DevelopmentENEA, Italian National Agency for New TechnologiesBolognaItaly
  3. 3.Panebarco & C.RavennaItaly

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