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by Archaeology Newsroom

The Temple of Great Gods on Samothrace seen through the eyes of modern technology

Samothrace, the island of pious initiates, was an important religious centre in antiquity, renowned throughout the ancient world due to the popularity of the Great Gods that were worshiped there and their mysterious cult. The Temple is an excellent example of the construction of ancient temples in general and was erected in honour of the Great Gods in 325 BC. A work team formed to produce a photorealistic visualization of the entire Temple. Study of the monument was based on the valuable research done by the Institute of Fine Arts at the University of New York and the team managed to achieve its objective with the help of Kyriakos Dimitsas, lecturer at the Demokritos University of Thrace. Great attention was given to the actual representation of the Temple (the scale was on a 1:1 ratio) as well as to the perfect rendering of the texture of materials and the lighting of the temple.