The Sarcophagus of the Spouses will be the subject of a unique multimedia exhibition that will take place in Italy in two different locations: Palazzo Pepoli in Bologna (photo below) and the Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia in Rome. The theme of the exhibition is "The Etruscan journey towards the afterlife”. It will be narrated through a selected collection of objects, all of special value, which will be made available by the Museum of Villa Giulia and exhibited in the History Museum of Bologna.

Digital acquisitions and 3D modeling of the Sarcophagus, based on different technologies (photogrammetry, TOF and triangulation-based laser scanning) will be conducted by the project partners to deliver highly detailed photo-realistic 3D representations of the Etruscan masterpiece for the successive multimedia purposes. The 3D results will be also used to benchmark the exisiting 3D recording and modeling techniques and produce best practices and guidelines.

The project, highly interdisciplinary and crossmedial, is a case study for the European project Virtual Museum Network Network of Excellence (

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