The article surveys a number of new methodologies and applications of photogrammetry in Egyptology and Virtual Heritage in general. First, it presents methods for photorealistic rendering of virtual objects...
Mohamed AbdelazizRead more
Some of our Egyptological work at Harvard centers around 3D modeling as a research and teaching tool, digital epigraphy, graphic design and book production. Our Giza Project at Harvard, now in its twentieth year...
Peter Der ManuelianRead more
Since the inception of photography, Egypt and its monuments have found themselves the subject of countless photographers, not to mention millions upon millions of tourists. The photogrammetric processes used to generate 3D datasets...
Owen MurrayRead more
A Spanish archaeological mission coordinated by the Spanish National Research Council has been working at the hill of Dra Abu el-Naga North since January 2002. The mission, also known as the ‘Djehuty Project’, has recently turned its attention towards its epigraphic process's digital overhaul.
Méndez-Rodríguez and Ruiz Sánchez de LeónRead more
This article will look at preliminary work adapting for-print 2D data for online 3D presentation and reflect on questions of how, when, and where these technologies can be used, and how such technologies intersect with the needs, aims, and ethos of the Chicago House approach.
Owen Murray and Alexis PantosRead more
Franck Monnier and Paul François began the digital reconstruction of the palace of Amenhotep III at Malqata in 2016, as part of a collaboration with the Ancient Egyptian Heritage and Archaeological Fund. They used digital technologies and 3D software to recreate the columned hall and the throne room of the King’s Palace.
Précis and commentary by Júlia SchmiedRead more
The chapter by chapter web version of the book, The Mastabas of Qar and Idu, written by William Kelly Simpson in 1976, with contributions or drawings by Dows Dunham, Suzanne Chapman, Hansmartin Handrick, Alexander Floroff, Timothy Kendall, Nicholas Thayer, and Lynn Holden. Based upon the excavations and recording of George Andrew Reisner, Alan Rowe, William Stevenson Smith, and T. R. D. Greenlees. Museum of Fine Arts-Harvard University Expedition.
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The Western High Gate is one of two fortified gates built during the reign of Ramses III in the great girdle wall that surrounds the Medinet Habu temple complex, located on the west bank of Luxor.
The 6th Dynasty tomb of Mehu at Saqqara was discovered in 1940 but was only opened to the public in 2018. The mastaba tomb is located close to the pyramid of Unas and features four rooms exquisitely decorated with painted reliefs.
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The 18th Dynasty tomb of Menna is one of the most beautiful painted tombs in the Theban necropolis of the Nobles in Luxor. The tomb has been cut into the upper ridges of Sheikh Abd Al-Qurna and includes a forecourt and a tomb chapel in the form of an inverted ‘T’.../Users/euergetes/Desktop/Screen Shot 2020-07-21 at 10.27.54 AM.png
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The 3D model of the East Wall of the Hall of Offerings in Luxor Temple circa 1930 is a testament to how archival film negatives can be integrated with more recent digital images to reconstruct how a monument would have appeared in the past.
The Eastern High Gate is one of two fortified gates built during the reign of Ramses III in the great girdle wall that surrounds the Medinet Habu temple complex, located on the west bank of Luxor. It was first investigated and recorded in 1930/31 by Uvo Hölscher...
The three mummy cases at the Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East belong to three Egyptians employed in Temple of Amun-Re at Karnak: Pa-di-mut, a priest and metal engraver, Ankh-khonsu, a doorkeeper and Mut-iy-iy, a singer, all from Dynasty 22 (about 945–712 BC).
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KV9 is one of the most beautiful and well-preserved tombs in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt, with exquisitely carved and painted wall reliefs. The tomb was originally constructed for Ramses V (c.1147–1143 BC) of the Twentieth Dynasty...
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Queen Meresankh III is the owner of the 4th Dynasty mastaba G7530-7540, one of the most beautiful and best-preserved tombs in the Eastern Cemetery of Giza, Egypt. Meresankh was the granddaughter of king Khufu, the builder of the Great Pyramid, and the wife of king Khafre.
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The Temple of Khonsu is located in the southwest corner of the Karnak Temple Complex on the East Bank of Luxor. The Khonsu Temple is one of the best-preserved and most complete of the New Kingdom temples.
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The Tomb of the Two Brothers is among the largest and most beautifully decorated tombs in Saqqara, Egypt. It is located in the northern area of the necropolis, close to the step pyramid of Djoser and the pyramid of Unas.
Created by Ahmed Attia and NAV3DRead more
The tomb of Queen Nefertari, the wife of Ramses II, is among the most beautiful monuments one can visit on the west bank of Luxor, Egypt. The tomb (QV66) is located in the main wadi of the Valley of the Queens...
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The Old Kingdom tomb of Wahty was discovered in the Saqqara necropolis, west of modern Cairo, in November 2018 by a team led by Dr Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities.
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Meru was royal sealer and overseer of sealers in the court of Nebhepetre Mentuhotep II, at the end of the Eleventh Dynasty. His tomb (numbered MMA 517/TT 240) is located in the North Asasif necropolis in Thebes, north of the valley of Deir el-Bahari.
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The Temple of Amada is the oldest of the Lake Nasser temples in Nubia. The temple is located about 180 km south of the Aswan High Dam and is dedicated to Amun-Re and Re-Horakhty.
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Beni Hassan is situated on the east bank of the river Nile, about 250 km south of Cairo. The necropolis of the town, dating to the 6th-12th Dynasties of the late Old Kingdom, First Intermediate Period and the Middle Kingdom, is cut into the limestone hills overlooking the river.
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Since 2015, the Book of the Dead in 3D project has produced eighteen 3D models of previously unpublished ancient Egyptian coffins, which are kept in the storage rooms of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at UC Berkeley and in other Egyptological collections in California and in the US. These 3D models are currently available on the project’s website and on its Sketchfab page.
Rita LucarelliRead more