Cultural Heritage in 3D

Cultural Heritage is being digitalised by scanning. An article in the Dutch magazine 'Science in Image' of June 2011, describes a huge project, named CyArk. The goal of the project is to scan cultural heritage sites and monuments. Very special: in this project the statues of Easter Island (Rapa Nui) are also being scanned. These models are used for restaurations and for virtual 'visits' to the past.

The website of the CyArk project is in English.

The statues on Easter Isand are called Moai; the site is called Rano Raraku.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=B4vvskVnkPk