Battle of Actium, Ionian Sea, Greece, 31 BC

Octavius versus Antony & Cleopatra for control of the Roman Empire

Battle of Actium, Ionian Sea, Greece, 31 BC
The victory allows Octavius to become the first Emperor of Rome

Battle of Actium, Ionian Sea, Greece, 31 BC
To mark this momentous event a monument is constructed

Bronze rams taken from the prows of defeated ships are displayed as trophies of victory

Weapon of Destruction
Bronze Prow Ram

Roman wooden ship

Bronze prow ram

Weapon of Destruction
Bronze Prow Ram

Roman wooden ship

Bronze prow ram

Wooden ship

Each bronze ram was inserted into a specially designed niche or socket in the wall

Each bronze ram was inserted into a specially designed niche or socket in the wall

Today, only the specially designed niche or socket remains, many are in ruins

Measurement and analysis of each socket provides information on the size and type of ship

Solution: 3D Laser Scanners

FARO Technologies LS 880 Mid-Range Scanner

Solution: 3D Laser Scanners 3D Laser Scanners
Faro, Med-res scanner Minolta, Hi-res scanner

Konica Minolta Vivid 9i Short-Range Scanner

Solution: 3D Laser Scanners

FARO Technologies LS 880 Mid-Range Scanner Produces exceedingly accurate measurements for analysis and modeling

Solution: 3D Laser Scanners

FARO Technologies LS 880 Mid-Range Scanner Produces exceedingly accurate measurements for analysis and modeling

Solution: 3D Laser Scanners

High resolution data capture using the Minolta 9i for analysis and modeling of a Ram socket

Solution: 3D Laser Scanners

High resolution data capture using the Minolta 9i for analysis and modeling of a Ram socket

Solution: 3D Laser Scanners

Reverse engineering using the socket dimensions to produce a 3D Virtual Ram

Solution: 3D Laser Scanners

Reverse engineering using the socket dimensions to produce a 3D Virtual Ram

Solution: 3D Laser Scanners

Reverse engineering using the socket dimensions to produce a 3D Virtual Ram

The Actium War Monument Project
has been conducted in collaboration with

Dr. William Murray, Ph.D.
The Mary and Gus Stathis Endowed Professor of Greek History

Department of History College of Arts and Sciences University of South Florida

For further information on the Actium War please visit: http://luna.cas.usf.edu/~murray/actium/brochure.html