Modern Albania withholds numerous forgotten archaeological treasures. One of them is the ancient city of Oricum, where a key although unknown event in Julius Caesar’s ascent to total domination took place. The communist era that isolated the country for most of the 20th century preserved this fascinating site until today, as archaeologists have only recently started their research.
The archeologists of the University of Geneva and the Albanian Institute asked the Octopus Foundation to search in the sea and the lagoon surrounding the ancient city for ancient structures. After the 2016 mission, the Octopus Foundation is proud to present a model of the ancient quarries, that was the main activity of the city. The perfectly white limestone of the Karaburun peninsula was used by the stonecutter in Rome. You can see on this 3D model the aerial and underwater parts of the ancient quarries. A multilayer model that gives the whole picture.
© Octopus Foundation - 2016