Tuesday, April 17, 2007

New Archaeology Channel video This from Pettigrew:
The ruins of Pompeii are crumbling, but the
digital imaging project known as CyArk is generating a
three-dimensional record of the site that will be available for
future generations. This part of the ambitious CyArk Project is
described in Pompeii: A CyArk Case Study, the latest video feature on
our nonprofit streaming-media Web site, The Archaeology Channel

Pompeii exemplifies CyArk, a project of the Kacyra Family Foundation
that is preserving the world's most valued cultural heritage sites in
three-dimensional digital form. Buried in A.D. 79 beneath a thick
mantle of volcanic deposits by an eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, much of
Pompeii has been uncovered, only to decay steadily from natural and
human causes. This video shows how CyArk is preserving the site in
digital imagery through laser scanning technology and the most
accurate 3D models possible today.