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,…

Take a Virtual Tour of a Wealthy Pompeii Home Before the Volcano, Thanks to 3D Technology

One of the most famous tragedies of all time is that of Pompeii, the Mediterranean village destroyed by a volcanic eruption in the year 79 AD. In mere minutes, the…

3D Printed Archaeological Specimens Give Distance Learners the Full Lab Experience at USQ

The Internet is great for many things, but one of the greatest things to come out of it, in my opinion, is online learning. Thanks to online and remote college…

3D Technology Plays Major Role in Finally Uncovering Secret Holocaust Escape Tunnel at Ponary

Details emerged recently regarding the secret tunnel found in a small Holocaust camp area at Ponary, near Vilnius, now the capital of Lithuania. This was the site where 100,000 were…

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