Modelling and 3D reconstruction of the Cartuja Roman pottery kilns (CarqTUJA·3D)

Financed by MEDIALAB UGR. Universidad de Granada


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In the 1st and 2nd centuries AD the site of the present-day Cartuja University Campus (part of the University of Granada) was occupied by a pottery quarter in the peri-urban area of Florentia Iliberritana, the Roman town documented in what is now the Albaicín quarter. 

The archaeological excavations carried out in the 1960s and restarted in 2009 by the Department of Prehistory and Archaeology of the University of Granada have brought to light a large number of structures linked to this pottery manufacturing centre. Of particular note are fourteen kilns used to fire different products, ten of them in the sector that can now be seen and visited ( 

The main objective of the CarqTUJA·3D project is to document, model and reconstruct in 3D the best-preserved pottery kilns in the complex. In addition to being accessible on this website, the models will be used for educational activities and in the increasingly frequent tours of the Cartuja Campus heritage.


Elena H. Sánchez López

En la actualidad desarrolla dos líneas de investigación principales. Por una parte el estudio del papel del agua en la producción artesanal romana, analizando aspectos como el abastecimiento, la gestión y el desecho del preciado líquido en diferentes actividades productivas antiguas. Investigación que desde 2015 financia la Universidad de Granada a través de su Plan Propio de Investigación.