Publishing Date: 2017

E-ISSN: 2587-1366

Volume 1 Issue 2


Turkey has been home to various cultures and civilizations throughout history. Thus, it is a piece of land that has architecturally maintained the cultural structure of civilizations throughout history. This geography we live in served as a capital to many civilizations to this date. Considered as the birth place of civilization, the Anatolian soils historically accommodated many civilizations. To this end, Konya served as the capital of Anatolian Seljuk Empire between 1086 and 1308. Ergo, this geography houses a vast accumulation of cultural and historical heritage. We owe history a debt to show necessary effort in order to pass down these cultural assets that survived throughout history to future generations. Therefore, documentation and protection of cultural assets are important for them to be passed down from one generation to the other.

This article discusses the 3D photogrammetric modelling of Sakahane Masjid from the Anatolian Seljuk Empire era, located in Ferhuniye Neighborhood in Konya Province. A Nikon D90 Camera and DJI Phantom 4 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle were used in taking photographs of the historical artifact for the purposes of 3D photogrammetric modelling. DJI Go 4 and Pix4Dcapture mobile applications were used to capture photographs using the unmanned aerial vehicle. The data obtained were evaluated via Agisoft PhotoScan software and 3D models of the artifact were acquired.

The 3D model of the said cultural asset is meant to be a resource for future generations in terms of the protection of cultural heritage. It is foreseen that this model will also provide an opportunity for a faithful restoration in case of any possible damage to this historical artifact, as well as offering solutions to the problems of many professional disciplines today.

Key word: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, 3D Modelling, Photogrammetry, Historical Artifact, Cultural Heritage

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