Now, even the archaeologists will enjoy the 3D imaging technology. Here I am talking about how the 3D imaging and printing technology will make their life easier. Fixing ancient artefacts has now become easier than ever before.
The researchers working at Harvard University have used 3D printers and 3D scanning software to recreate a ceramic lion. The lion was smashed 3000 years ago during an attack on ancient Mesopotamian city of Nuzi which is now in Iraq.
They photographed the sculpture fragments from hundreds of angles to create 3D rendering of each fragment. Then the meshed all the 3D images to recreate the original sculpture in 3D. This technique is called as Photomodelling.
This technique can also be used for preserving the monuments if they are completely rendered in 3D. This 3D model can then be used for creating a kind of “version control”.
In short, this technology in future can be used for restoring literally anything whose 3D blueprint is available.
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