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      Imaging the Egyptian Obelisk at Kingston Lacy

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      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2015) (EVA)

      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts

      7 & 9 July 2015

      Digital archaeology, Reflectance transform imaging, 3D scanning, Palaeography, Monument

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            Abstract

            The obelisk that stands in the grounds of the National Trust property at Kingston Lacy, Dorset, was brought from Egypt in 1821 by William John Bankes. Known as the Philae obelisk, it has hieroglyphic inscriptions on the tapered granite column and Greek on the pedestal. In a multidisciplinary project to mark the success of the Philae comet mission, the inscriptions have been digitised by both reflectance transform imaging and 3D scanning. Novel imaging techniques have been developed to stitch together the separate RTI fields into a composite RTI for each face of the obelisk in registration with the geometric structure represented by the 3D point cloud. This will provide the basis for both paleographic examination of the inscriptions and visualisation of the monument as a whole.

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            Contributors
            Conference
            July 2015
            July 2015
            : 252-260
            Affiliations
            [0001]Faculty of Engineering

            University College London
            [0002]Department of Classics

            Oxford University
            [0003]Department of Classics

            Oxford University
            [0004]Department of Classics

            Oxford University
            [0005]Department of Classics

            Oxford University
            [0006]GOM UK Limited

            Coventry
            [0007]South-West Region

            The National Trust
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/eva2015.27
            11a624d6-0040-40f6-9fbe-e6f6055fd215
            © Lindsay MacDonald Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of EVA London 2015, UK

            This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

            Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2015)
            EVA
            London, UK
            7 & 9 July 2015
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Electronic Visualisation and the Arts
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            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
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            Electronic Workshops in Computing

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