Today, the former English mining settlement of Advent City in Adventfjorden, Svalbard, is in ruins. Many of its buildings still exist at nearby Hiorthhamn in their original state.

Today, the former English mining settlement of Advent City in Adventfjorden, Svalbard, is in ruins. Many of its buildings still exist at nearby Hiorthhamn in their original state.

In summer 2016, a team of archaeologists carried out a high-resolution topographic survey at Advent City as well as detailed photographic recording at Hiorthhamn.
With the funding from the Svalbard Environmental Protection Fund (project ID 16/64), a team of archaeologists, surveyors, and software developers of the eScience-Center at Tübingen Univeristy joined the dots: they made the 3D reconstruction and visualisation of Advent City possible.

The tangible outcome of this project is a fly-though video of Advent City. After more than a century, the video shows the former pre-fabricated houses back again in their original locations.

You can view the video and read more about the project online at:
https://escience-center.uni-tuebingen.de/svalbard/dist/