Preserving Syria’s heritage: 3D printing helps restore Palmyra busts destroyed by ISIS

Preserving Syria’s heritage: 3D printing helps restore Palmyra busts destroyed by ISIS

Restoration experts in Rome have used 3D printing to repair two damaged busts salvaged from the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria. A number of the city’s buildings and artifacts have been damaged or destroyed by ISIS, who took control of the city in 2015 and then again in December 2016. Up until the outbreak of Syrian conflict in 2011, the ancient city of Palmyra was one of the Middle East’s most popular tourist attractions, drawing 105,000 visitors a year. And for good reason too: the UNESCO heritage site, which contained ancient structures such as the famous Temple of […]

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