ITALY / NETHERLANDS – 3d scanners help digitize weathered inscriptions

3D scanners are being used successfully to make digital documentation of weathered inscriptions. Leonard Rutgers, of Utrecht University, has been using 3d imaging technology to enable Hebrew inscriptions from an early medieval Jewish cemetery at Venosa, in southern Italy, to be read. The cemetery is  believed to have been destroyed in the late 10th century: some of the gravestones were used as building material for the 11th century abbey church of the Holy Trinity and other local buildings.

via Technology: 3d scanners help digitize weathered inscriptions | Jewish Heritage Europe.