Technical equipment of the Silesian Museum

Currently, the department is equipped with modern instrument technology - GeoMAx Zenith35 Pro GSM-UHF-TAG, DJI PHANTOM 4 PRO+ ground helicopter, Georadar OPERA DUO 2 WHEEL, Minelab CTX 3030 metal detector, inspection camera, Rangevision Pro 3D scanner and Nikon SMZ1270 Stereomicroscope.

All equipment and professional staff are available for rent (if interested, please contact the Head of the Department of Archaeology, PhDr. Jiří Juchelka, PhD, at +420 731 308 300 or by e-mail at

Ground helicopter DJI PHANTOM 4 PRO+

The drone is equipped with a camera mounted on a 3-axis stabilized mount, with an integrated OcuSync digital image transmission system and a video positioning system. Thanks to this, even hard-to-reach places or situations at altitude can be accurately documented. The drone provides us with a unique aerial view, giving us the context of a wider spatial vision.

In order to carry out work by drone, a permit issued by the Civil Aviation Authority is required under current legislation. This is issued after an administrative procedure under Act No. 500/2004 Coll. and under § 52 of the Aviation Act and under Aviation Regulation L2 - Rules of Flying. Without a permit to fly in accordance with § 52 of the Aviation Act, the drone operator is not entitled to operate the aircraft in the airspace of the Czech Republic.

The Silesian Museum has a Permit to fly an aircraft without a pilot, for model 4 PRO, registration OK-X052J (permit issued under No. 9757-19-701; file No. UAS-1706).

The registered pilot with the Civil Aviation Authority is PhDr. Jiří Juchelka, Ph.D.


The Georadar OPERA DUO 2 WHEEL is used to verify the existence of now extinct walls, corridors, underground spaces or other situations imperceptible to the human eye below the surface. The principle is to measure the time of reflected electromagnetic waves in different environments. In this way, the radar searches to a depth of several metres for interfaces between environments with different electromagnetic properties. A single radar measurement records the transverse profile of the terrain, but does not show specific objects, like a tomograph, but only places of greater reflection or beam transmission. We can thus find various stone structures, foundations and cavities (caves, crypts, etc.).

GeoMAx Zenith35 Pro GSM-UHF-TAG 

JIt is the most advanced measurement technology, with 555 channels to receive signals from all satellite systems and all their frequencies (including newly built ones), 5 Hz position update rate, with an integrated libel and compass for fast and reliable RTK measurements even with a tilted stick. Provides accurate height and positioning of points and objects, and their entry into field documentation or maps.

Pipe Inspection Camera System Model No.:3199F 

The inspection camera is used to examine inaccessible areas in the form of cavities, cracks or gaps. It is a professional waterproof camera with a range of up to 30 meters with attached camera and monitor, with remote control and LEDs for working in the dark.

Sofware Allplan Linear 2020 

All the obtained data are digitized via the Allplan Linear 2020 software. One of the many results of our work can then be, for example, a spatial map of the individual components in confrontation with the location and distribution of finds from archaeological excavations. In this way, we are able to identify, describe and subsequently evaluate the spatial context of individual finds in relation to each other and to the given environment, thus contributing to a better understanding of the dynamics of prehistoric and medieval settlement.

Stereomicroscope Nikon SMZ1270

The Nikon SMZ1270 microscope offers a wide field of view at low zoom magnification, allowing easy confirmation of observed targets, while its high-end optics provide clear and sharp images across the entire field of view. The SMZ1270 microscope is also equipped with intelligent features that enable automatic detection of magnification data.

3D scanner Rangevision Pro

The dual-camera stationary system, which is the "heart" of these scanners, is based on high quality IDS machine vision cameras and full HD phase shift structured light projection suitable for industrial scanning applications. It can work in conjunction with an automatic turntable, which significantly speeds up the accurate scanning of smaller objects, based on the best-fit surface folding method, and with optical markers, which allow even large objects to be scanned accurately. With the ability to swap lenses and recalibrate, one system can be used to scan objects ranging from the size of a ring, to a car, to an airplane.

3D printer Trilab Delti Q2

The TRILAB DeltiQ 2 is a reliable delta printer that consists of high quality motion components and is designed for professional use. The exceptional quality of the 3D prints perfectly meets the requirements in prototyping, design, toolmaking, production or research and development.

Its features and functions make the TRILAB DeltiQ 2 ideal for global production companies, small and medium-sized enterprises, research laboratories or for designers, engineers and scientists