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Scratching the Surface: Reflections on a First Campaign to Digitally Record Graffiti at Philae

Sunday, November 27, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Nicholas Hedley, Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University

In this talk, I share my experiences working at the Temple of Isis at Philae, in Southern Egypt. During the Fall 2021 campaign, I began evaluating the capability and suitability of spatial digital recording methods to capture graffiti, and the morphological context of the structures they were found in at Philae. This resulted in a new collection of digital recordings, across multiple scales, from which an initial set of new wall plans were produced. I will present and discuss the challenges to record the complex surfaces of the Mammisi at Philae, and opportunities to advance the way we build wall plans informed by an emerging ideology of spatial reality capture.

Co-sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America.

In person at the University of Ottawa: Desmarais Hall (DMS1120), 55 Laurier Avenue East.


Sunday, November 27, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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