research data . Audiovisual . 2020

3D Model File Set of the Palace at the Gede ruins, Kenya

Rüther, Heinz; Schröder, Ralph; Bhurtha, Roshan; Held, Christoph; McDonald, Bruce; Wessels, Stephen;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2020
  • Publisher: University of Cape Town
  • Country: South Africa
This is a 3D Model of the Palace at the Gede ruins, Kenya. The model is untextured. Be aware that this is a very large 3D model and requires a high end graphics card to view.The ruins of Gede (also Gedi), a traditional Arab-African Swahili town, are located just off Kenya’s coastline, some 90km north of Mombasa. Gede was a small town built entirely from stones and rocks, and most of the original foundations are still visible today. Remaining structures at the site include coral stone buildings, mosques, houses and a palace. The town was abandoned in the early 17th century, and Gede’s buildings date back to the 15th century, although it is believed that the site could have been inhabited as early as the 11th or 12th century. The Zamani Project spatially documented the Gede ruins in 2010. In addition to the three principal structures of the Great Mosque, the Small Mosque and the Palace, remains of other structures in the immediate vicinity were also documented.The Zamani Project seeks to increase awareness and knowledge of tangible cultural heritage in Africa and internationally by creating metrically accurate digital representations of historical sites. Digital spatial data of cultural heritage sites can be used for research and education, for restoration and conservation and as a record for future generations. The Zamani Project operates as a non-profit organisation within the University of Cape Town.This text has been adapted from the UNESCO website ( Zamani Project received funding from the Andrew W Mellon Foundation at the time of the project.
free text keywords: Archaeology, 90903 Geospatial Information Systems, 120102 Architectural Heritage and Conservation, 210108 Historical Archaeology (incl. Industrial Archaeology), 210202 Heritage and Cultural Conservation, photogrammetry, SfM, visualization, virtual reality, laser scan, 3D rendering, Zamani, UCT, Cultural Heritage, Gede, Kilifi County, Kenya, FOS: Media and communications, FOS: Civil engineering, FOS: History and archaeology, FOS: Environmental engineering
  • Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
  • NEANIAS Space Research Community
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