3D Technology Used to Teach Egyptology

Here is an article featured on Forbes which has several video clips on new technology being used to teach Egyptology:

How Harvard Students Explore Ancient Egypt From Cambridge With New 3D Technology

"...check out some proprietary new 3D technology in Cambridge at Harvard University, where Egyptology students are being offered courses that literally transport them to a real-time virtual reconstruction of the Giza Plateau, based on actual archeological data gathered by Harvard and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) expeditions to Egypt in the first part of the 20th century.
Peter Der Manuelian, the Philip J. King Professor of Egyptology at Harvard University, teaches these classes in a dark room that holds up to 20 students. Rather than lecture from the front of the room, he sits in the back, wearing 3D glasses. His students stare at the giant circular 23-foot wall that has been custom-tailored to transport them into an accurate depiction of the famous Giza Plateau."


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