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1,600-year-old frescoes undergo cleaning by laser

The 1,600-year-old frescoes in the Catacomb of St. Domitilla have been cleaned using laser technology. Laser instruments were used to burn away the dirt and deposits, leaving only the rich colours of the frescoes beneath. “When we started work, you couldn’t see anything – it was totally black. Different wavelengths and chromatic

Digital model of cat mummy created

Researchers using photogrammetry technology and a CAT scanner have digitally recreated in 3D a model of an Egyptian mummified cat. By blending the digital model of the mummified cat with the internal CAT scan, the team were able to create an ‘outside and in’ animation of the entire artefact. The scan revealed

Laos’ Plain of Jars recreated in virtual reality

Archaeologists have recreated in virtual reality the Plain of Jars in Laos. The researchers will also use virtual reality to study other archaeological sites at the Plain of Jars, many of them located where undetonated American bombs left over from the Vietnam War make it too dangerous to dig. The virtual-reality project

Drones used to find Medieval Irish sites

Aerial surveys performed by drone aircraft are being used to help locate new dig sites in Ireland. "We have collected an unprecedented amount of digital data," Finan said. "The 3D landscape data allows us to see minute changes in the topography that can be defined as structures and human occupation. The

Face of 7,000-year-old woman reconstructed

Researchers have recreated in 3D the face of a woman who died 7,000 years ago in Tehran, Iran. He told Mehr News that to develop a 3D documentation, “we used whole parts of the skeleton and the principle of symmetry of human skeleton to reconstruct the missing parts or parts which