Biete Medhane Alem
Biete Medhane Alem is an Orthodox underground monolith rock-cut church located in Lalibela, Ethiopia. It was built during the Zagwe dynasty. It is part of UNESCO World Heritage Site at Lalibela. Biete Medhane Alem (House of the Saviour of the World) is home to the Lalibela Cross.
The Zamani Project spatially documented the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela during four field campaigns between 2005-2009. A 3D model of Biete Medhani Alem was created. The documentation was carried with the support of the Andrew W Mellon Foundation and in co-operation with the World Monuments Funds. Over 1200 terrestrial laser scans where acquired to generate 3D models of 14 monuments. Panorama tours combining photographic full-dome panoramas and covering all churches were also generated. Textured 3D models, panorama tours, elevations, sections and plans are available on www.zamaniproject.org.
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- The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Rock-hewn Churches of Lalibela".
- UNESCO World Heritage Centre. "Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela". unesco.org.
- "Spatial documentation of the rock-hewn churches in Lalibela". zamaniproject.org. Retrieved 2019-09-19.
- "Challenges in Heritage Documentation with Terrestrial Laser Scanning" (PDF).