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Methodology

The CEFB in its archaeological research uses the most modern methods. This policy became crucial due to the necessity to be always open to the latest developments in research. The other main reason for this choice was due to the necessity to deal with a large variety of the constantly growing data. Data deriving from the archaeological site now has grown up to 12.000 m2.

mainpage del database relazionale All documents are now digitalized and can be turned on line. In particular all the alphanumeric and graphic data converge in a single data processing system which has been implemented. This system is composed of a Relational DBSM (Database Management System) and a GIS (Geographic Information System) software. Inside the database you can find the following data: all the information related to the objects classified during the different campaigns, discovered both in the different temple levels, from the funerary shafts and from other burials, information deriving from the stratigraphic units, from the wall units and those related to the quarry marks found on the sandstone blocks of the temple has led to a great understanding. The specific software used for the GIS allows us to collect all the geo-referenced information of the same objects or structures. More simply, on the GIS software the precise positioning of all the finds, the plans of the temple and other walls or structures belonging to the same epoch or not, are recorded and linked to the database.

analisi della concentrazione di materiale nel GIS The GIS project enables two different levels of consultation: a macro scale that refers to the entire temple structure and its topographical position in relation to other monuments present in the area of Western Thebes and a micro scale which allow us to analyze the single wall unit up to the setting of the mud-bricks. As for the burials the system permits us to analyse the details of a single bone. Wall structures of some complexity and human remains still anatomically connected are taken using a software producing Rectified Digital Images and Photo Mosaic maker. Then the images with their GIS geo-referenced information could be vectorialized and used to draw the final plans of the site.

planimetria di una sepoltura A rich image bank consisting of some thousands photos is now entirely digitalized and a software manages massive libraries where different keywords could be related to every image. This multimedia software gives an extremely fast and efficient navigation inside the image archive and a fast reproduction of every subject.