Images of Eternity in 3D: The Visualization of Ancient Egyptian Coffins Through Photogrammetry

3D Coffin Model from Images of Eternity. Courtesty of Hearst Museum.

Rita Lucarelli creates 3D images of ancient Egyptian coffins. Using Agisoft Photoscan, the Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Studies and her team transform 2D photographs into 3D models before annotating the virtual figures with transliterations, translations, and other relevant data. Since Egyptian hieroglyphics adorning funerary materials were copied and read from different directions, 3D interaction with digitized images provides better access to the texts of such objects than traditional 2D representations.

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DH at Berkeley Awards More than $200K in Grants

Digital Humanities at Berkeley recently awarded more than $200,000 in grants to UCB community members. The grants will promote collaborative research and the development of new DH courses.

COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH GRANTS

14 research teams will be funded for projects that range from database development to algorithmic analytical tools.

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