3D data opens door to New Knowledge Extreme conditions along the Nile
How University Würzburg succeeds with ZEISS Solutions:
  • Portable and rugged 3D scanner for extreme conditions such as difficult weather conditions and strong vibrations.
  • Even with challenging surfaces, the ZEISS 3D scanner provides accurate measurement data.
  • 3D data could be used in 3D printing. In other words, replicate reliefs and key scenes from the temple could be created in the museum.

ZEISS COMET is used to document and evaluate archeological finds at excavation sites

In March 2017, the compact, mobile 3D sensor was used at the Horus temple in Edfu, Egypt, and passed its first major test with flying colors. “The temple’s roof is still intact and the rooms are almost completely preserved – in theory, these are excellent conditions for scanning. However, the fluorescent lighting on the ground designed to help tourists find their way through the temple is something of an obstacle,” says Professor Martin Stadler, Chair of Egyptology at the University of Würzburg who is leading the excavation in Edfu.

“We could then even use the 3D data in 3D printing. In other words, we could replicate reliefs and key scenes from the temple in the museum.”

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