3D Imaging of Endangered Monuments

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34085546

Interesting article about 3D archeology. Apparently 3D cameras are being distributed in the Middle East for people to take pictures of monuments and objects that are in danger of destruction by ISIS, with a view to perhaps oneday create 3D-printed replicas of them. The article was published not long after the ancient ruins of Palmyra in Syria were blown up.

The article states that “the project by the Institute for Digital Archaeology intends to distribute up to 5,000 cameras in conflict zones across the world and capture about one million images of at-risk objects by the end of 2016.”

There is also an accompanying Radio 4 interview with Roger Michael, the executive director of the Institute for Digital Archaeology, found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p030ys68

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