Trajan’s column full-color reconstruction

The « History in 3D » creative team continues working on a virtual reconstruction of ancient Rome. Our goal is to carry out this project at a new qualitative level using modern available data and technical capabilities.

Some time ago, three video trailers about Rome in 3D reconstruction have already been released on our YouTube channel, representing the various stages of work on the reconstruction. Since the recent video was released, a lot of work has been done to update and expand the content, and we believe that the project has been transformed crucially and reached a new level of quality.

The column of Trajan was and still remains one of the most outstanding monuments located in the center of Rome. For centuries, it remains a mute witness of the outstanding past of the great empire. Its reliefs dedicated to the Dacian Wars are a valuable and interesting historical source. In this regard, we could not help paying special attention to the reconstruction of the column in order to show, as qualitatively and authentically as possible, how this monument might have looked in antiquity.

Spiral relief: Roman cavalry

We are pleased to present the result of long months of working – for the first time in the world, a completely polychromatic reconstruction of the Trajan’s column was completed, with detailed restoration and completely colorized reliefs of the column and pedestal. We believe that we were able to carry out this work at a high level by working through a number of historical sources and studying the historical background.

Spiral relief: Sacrifice scene

You have an opportunity to have a look at the reconstruction of the column and peristyle of the Trayan forum by viewing our new video trailer, which has been made using new visualization tools. We hope that this work will be appreciated by the public, and this column will take its place as the pearl of our project of the reconstruction of the center of the Eternal City.

 

Spiral relief: Dacians surrender scene

As for the project in general, the progress on preparing an application for release is nearing completion, and in the coming months the application will be released where the central part of the city will be available for walkthrough with access to the most iconic monuments and interiors.

Their reconstruction will be carried out at the same level of quality, like the column of Trajan. A separate application is also planned for the Trajan’s column itself, where users will be able to explore detailed painted scenes of the spiral relief scene by scene.


We are grateful to all those who have been following and interested in the development of our project over the years. Stay with us! In the near future you will find a lot of interesting news and updates from our team!