THE PALMIRA ARCH REALIZED THANKS TO THE NEW TECHNOLOGIES RESOURCES IN LONDON
The triumph arch of Palmyra, destroyed by ISIS at the end of 2015 in Syria, will rise again today in London in Trafalgar Square in front of the National Gallery. A symbolic answer to the destructive fury that scares the world cultural heritage. An event that not coincidentally fits into the World Heritage Week 2016.
For a few days it will be possible to admire the work that has been given new life thanks to the support of new technologies: the anthropomorphic robots used by TORART in the creation of the copy and the work of the researchers of the Institute for Digital Archeology (IDA) .
This is a young institution, born from a joint venture with Harvard University, the University of Oxford and the Government of the United Arab Emirates in order to promote the fusion of new digital imaging techniques with those of traditional archeology.
The collection in digital form of archaeological data was designed with the intent of building the Million Image Database from which it will be possible to share information and then use them especially in those cases in which there is the need to preserve and restore the works and artifacts belonging to to the threatened world cultural heritage and that otherwise would be lost.