Archaeology in 3D: a virtual visit to a shipwreck
The use of 3D modeling in a variety of applications in coastal, maritime and underwater archaeology occurs for many years. 3D reconstructions allows viewers to access realistic-looking environments that are otherwise impossible for most people to visit. Such places can be a shipwreck which rests in the bottom of the sea.
The remains of a Roman shipwreck that lies more than 120 meters deep off the coast of Panarea, are no longer exclusive to a few deep sea specialists. It is now possible to reach the remains of the sunken ship through virtual reality like in a video game viewing them as if face to face, to discover the contents of the ship and its route, interrupted over two thousand years ago most likely by adverse weather conditions.