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Ancient Greek watchtower Maslinovik, Croatia

By Mariusz

The watchtower (Maslinovik) is located on a hill on the north side of the Stari Grad Plain. It was built in the 4th century BC by the ancient Greek settlers as an observatory near Pharos (today’s Stari Grad). Together with a second watchtower Tor over Jelsa, it formed a defence system of the Greek colony…

Benedictine Monastery of St. Eufemije, Croatia

By Mariusz

We have created a 3D photogrammetric model depicting the eleventh-century Benedictine Monastery of St. Eufemije in Split. It was built next to the walls of the palace and the church of St. Euphemije in 1069. Eight centuries later, the monastery burned down. Although the ruins are still in the center of Split, they are easy…

New model of the Roman wreck in Šćedro, Croatia

By Mariusz

We have published on Sketchfab our new, even more detailed scan of the ancient Roman wreck found near the Croatian island of Šćedro. This ship sank about 2000 years ago and to this day rests almost intact at a depth of 45 meters. It is one of a few currently known such well-preserved wrecks from…

Night of Museums in Croatia

By Mariusz

The Night of Museums has just begun in Croatia. Due to the pandemic, this time a large part of the event takes place on-line, as expressed in this year’s theme – “Between real and digital”. The Night of Museums is organised not only by museums, but also by universities and other cultural and educational institutions…

We have recovered an ancient treasure in Vis!

By Mariusz

A few months ago I posted about the treasure in Vis (Croatia) that I had found. It was an ancient Greek jug that I discovered while diving. Today I can finally write more and share my video showing how this treasure was recovered by the Croatian Ministry of Culture and Media. Where did I find…

A sea turtle in Vis

By Ewelina

Today, while 3D-scanning the ancient harbour in Vis, we were approached by a very friendly loggerhead turtle. It was a great surprise, as we don’t see sea turtles here very often, especially so close to the shore. The turtle came very close and stayed with us for about 15 min, with a small break for…

Dominican monastery in 3D, island of Šćedro, Croatia

By Mariusz

In this project we created a model of an old monastery in 3D using Photogrammetry in co-operation with the Friends of the island of Šćedro Association. The ruins of the Dominican monastery of Saint Mary of Mercy are located on the island of Šćedro. The exact date of construction is not known, but it is first…

Palace in Sławików, Poland

By Mariusz

The palace is located in Sławików, in the Silesian Voivodeship, Poland. However, little is known about it, because until now there has been no comprehensive archaeological or historical research. It is not even possible to specify the exact date of the building’s creation, but only to estimate it at the end of the 19th century.…

I have just found a piece of ancient pottery in Vis!

By Mariusz

This piece of ancient pottery looks very different from broken ancient Roman amphorae we find in Vis all the time. I have just found it while diving and straight away reported it to the Croatian Ministry of Culture and Media. They are really interested in examining it. I will let you know more, when I…

I have found an ancient Roman jug under water!

By Mariusz

Yesterday, while diving in Vis, I found an ancient Roman jug. I reported in to the Croatian Ministry of Culture and Media and they will let me know when they can come to recover it. Here is a photo what it looks like. If you find any object of archaeological interest under water or on…

Marine life on an ancient wreck, Croatia

By Ewelina

It’s interesting, how different people pay attention to different things during a dive. We may dive all together, but every person has a bit different experience. Wreck diving enthusiasts focus on wrecks and their hidden little “treasures”. Animal lovers notice abundance of life on the site, especially the tiny organisms, which remain hidden for other…

Ancient Roman shipwreck, Croatia

By Mariusz

This ship sank about 2,000 years ago near the small island of Šćedro, and to this day lies almost intact at a depth of 45 meters. This ancient Roman shipwreck is one of the few known well-preserved wrecks from that time, which makes it a unique find. What we can see so far are more…

Two wrecks in 3d, Cyprus

By Mariusz

During this project we scanned two wrecks in 3D using Photogrammetry. These two wrecks are located near Paphos, Cyprus and are quite popular among divers. Achilleas was a Greek vessel that exploded and sank in 1975. The White Star previously known as Ivana Ivanova, was a Russian ship that sank on February 18th 2007 during…

Old anchors, Cyprus

By Mariusz

These two old anchors lie at a depth of about 4m near the Paphos Harbour in Cyprus. Nobody wants to say how they got there. One story is that divers found them in much deeper waters and then moved them just near the shore to serve as underwater attractions during diving introduction programs. How much…

Maltese patrol boat P31, Malta

By Mariusz

This ship used to be called Pasewalk (GS05). I was built in East Germany between 1968 and 1969 and served in Volksmarine until 1990, when it was disbandedand and later sold to Malta (1992). Maltese Offshore Command of the Maritime Squadron of the Armed Forces of Malta changed the name to P31 and used the…