How Harvard Students Explore Ancient Egypt From Cambridge With New 3D Technology | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Peter Der Manuelian, the Philip J. King Professor of Egyptology at Harvard University, teaches these classes in a dark room that holds up to 20 students. Rather than lecture from the front of the room, he sits in the back, wearing 3D glasses. His students stare at the giant circular 23-foot wall that has been custom-tailored to transport them into an accurate depiction of the famous Giza Plateau. (...)

It’s all happening at Visualization Center in the Earth and Planetary Sciences division, which is a great merger of technologies and different approaches to archeology. This project is the world’s first attempt to try to get a complete map, plan and model of the Giza pyramids.


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