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The Coptic monastery of Bawit was discovered in 1900, the discovery was followed by several excavation campaigns from 1901 to 1905, and then in 1913. In 2003, after a century, new excavations were undertaken every year and each time for a month. All the elements, collected as well at the time of the first excavations as during the most recent ones, enabled archeologists to build a documented corpus to create digital models of one of the Bawit site church, called the North Church. Those digital models were used as elements for a public communication in seven small or medium-sized exhibitions in France and in Spain. This short presentation (10 minutes) is showed onto screen among the objects, sculptures and fabrics from Bawit or other Coptic sites. This presentation enabled us to conduct a visitor survey trying to know better the visitor's expectations about the use of digital reconstitutions of heritage places, as well as possible devices allowing a better understanding of the archeological heritage and the place spirit. This paper deals with the results of the survey and gives a possible overview of the perspectives for presentations of archeological sites.
Date of Conference: 2-5 Sept. 2012