3D printed replicas of 1500 year old Buddhist statues open to public

3D printed replicas of 1500 year old Buddhist statues open to public

3D printed reproductions of three ancient Buddhist statues have been put on display to the public in the Chinese city of Qingdao. Replicas of the three statues from the Yungang Grottoes, measuring six, ten and six meters respectively, were scanned and 3D printed by conservationists from the Yungang Grottoes Research Institute, Qingdao Publishing Group and Zhejiang University after they were determined to be at risk from weathering. Significance of the Statues of Yungang Grottoes and danger The Yungang Grottoes are a UNESCO world heritage site located west of Beijing near the city of Datong, with a history stretching as […]

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