La Mancha Project

Partnership with the University of Castilla-La Mancha

La Mancha, Spain

CVAST Executive Director Herbert Maschner and Dr. Victor Manuel Lopez-Menchero Bendicho, an archaeologist associated with the University of Castilla-La Mancha, are collaborating to investigate the archaeological heritage of the La Mancha region of Spain.

This collaboration is creating a collection of 3D scan and photogrammetry data on fortifications, religious architecture, public spaces and bull rings, and other monuments critical to both global research and the heritage of the region.

The team that scanned Calatrava La Vieja

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La Motilla del Azuer

La Mancha, Spain

A spectacular, one-of-a-kind Bronze Age site built to defend crops and natural resources

Calatrava la Nueva

La Mancha, Spain

A crusader-period castle built in the battle against invading Moors

Calatrava la Vieja

La Mancha, Spain

A crusader-period castle with a history ranging back to prehistoric times

Santuario Virgen de las Nieves

La Mancha, Spain

A historic church with bull ring annex, used to control public festivities

Plaza de toros de Ciudad Real

Ciudad Real, La Mancha, Spain

A historic bullring, in use to this very today

Molinos de Campo de Criptana

La Mancha, Spain

The very same windmills that inspired Cervantes to write Don Quixote

La Puerta de Toledo

Ciudad Real, Spain

Dating from the 13th Century, La Puerta de Toledo was part of a 4.5 kilometer city wall