3D scanning helps scientists recreate 2,000-year-old exploded head of Mount Vesuvius victim

3D scanning helps scientists recreate 2,000-year-old exploded head of Mount Vesuvius victim

Scientists in Italy have used photogrammetry 3D scanning techniques to put together the exploded head of a man who died in the Mount Vesuvius eruption that wiped out Pompeii and surrounding areas in the year 79 AD. They say the 50-year-old victim may have been wealthy and educated. It’s a marvel of modern technology that, far from forgetting about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius almost two millennia ago, we’re actually still learning things about the terrifying event that claimed thousands of lives. Last year, an extensive Lund University 3D scanning project brought a large Pompeii house back to life, […]

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