Laser Scanning and Cultural Heritage

This is a quick intro to my discovery of laser scanning and metrology applied to the topic of culture heritage.

3D Printed Palmyra Arch Honored for Engaging the Public with Research

In 2015, the University of Oxford, Harvard University, and Dubai’s Museum of the Future came together to form the Institute for Digital Archaeology (IDA) and begin an inspirational project to preserve history and cultural heritage in the…

Making History Accessible: 3D Scanning, 3D Printing and Forensics Archaeology Recreate the Face of the Lady of Cao

While many say that 3D printing is the technology of the future, it’s often used as a gateway to the past, making ancient history more accessible to everyone. The technology…

3D Printing to Preserve Heritage: Replica of Palmyra Arch Draws Millions of Visitors at Fourth Installation Stop in Arona, Italy

In 2015, we started to follow the inspirational and innovative work of the Institute for Digital Archaeology (IDA), a collaboration between the University of Oxford, Harvard University, and Dubai’s Museum…

University of Nottingham Researchers Use 3D Scanning to Reveal Secrets of Hidden Priest Hole Chamber in Tudor Mansion

Two years ago, the University of Nottingham in the UK received funding for a lab filled with analysis equipment and roughly £2.7 million worth of 3D printing equipment. It’s not just…

Researchers in Guatemala Use LIDAR 3D Scanning in Mirador Basin, Discover Ancient Network of Superhighways

It’s one thing to use a 3D scanner to scan a person, animal, or object, and use the scan to 3D print an object you can pick up and hold,…

Archaeologists Use Drone to Build 3D Virtual Reality Map of Laos’ Plain of Jars

Just as the emergence of 3D printing technology has been found useful for a number of applications, the rise of drone technology has provided immense benefits to many ventures as…

University of Chicago Digitally Restores Ancient Buddhist Caves with 3D Scanners

In the Shanxi province of China, about 36 kilometers south of Taiyun City, stands the Heavenly Dragon Mountain, or Tianlongshan. In the sixth century, Buddhist monks began construction on a series…

3D Technologies Digitally Unwrap Mummies’ Secrets

There is something almost magically fascinating about mummies. Apart from the somewhat macabre notion that you are staring at the wrappings of a dead body, there are notions of the whispered…

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