Margat (Al-Marqab) Castle

Slider 1 - Margat vára
Margat Castle

Client: Syro – Hungarian Archaeological Mission (SHAM)

Format: CD, archaeological documentation

Slider 2 - Margat vára
Margat Castle

Client: Syro – Hungarian Archaeological Mission (SHAM)

Format: CD, archaeological documentation

Slider 3 - Margat vára
Margat Castle

Client: Syro – Hungarian Archaeological Mission (SHAM)

Format: CD, archaeological documentation

Number of panoramic images: 14

Languages: English, Hungarian

A few years ago a Hungarian archeological team discovered very important medieval frescoes in the chapel of the crusader castle in Margat, Syria. These unique frescoes depict the scenes of punishment in hell and they are actually the largest frescoes ever discovered of such kind. Our task was to document this medieval treasure and the ongoing excavation and reconstruction works during 2010 and 2011. The final product, the Margat castle 360° virtual tour was completed in 2012 and rebuilt as a modern HTML5 virtual tour in 2021.

Participants of the project

  • Photography, photogrammetry (elevations, sections and floor plans): József Vajda, Ilona Győrfi

  • Panoramic image post-processing, virtual tour and software development: Csaba Legánÿ

 

​List of features

  • Customized loader logo

  • Panorama selector menu

  • Background music

  • Multi-level navigation system between floorplans

  • Zoomable and scaleable maps, floorplans

  • Comparable elevation and section drawings

  • Documentation of the frescoes in detail

  • Reconstruction of the frescoes, comparable to the present condition