Ancient wonders captured in 3D (Ben Kacyra)


Jan van der Crabben
by TED
published on 19 July 2014 Ancient monuments give us clues to astonishing past civilizations — but they're under threat from pollution, war, neglect. Ben Kacyra, who invented a groundbreaking 3D scanning system, is using his invention to scan and preserve the world's heritage in archival detail. (Watch to the end for a little demo.)

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