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Russian university prints a 3D model of Palmyra ruins

Moscow (ST): Sevastopol Russian State University in the Crimea has announced the  printing of  a three-dimensional model of the ruins of Palmyra, which was damaged by the terrorist organizations' attacks.

Director of the Polytechnic Institute of the University Vasily Golovin said that the  model reaches a length of five meters and consists of about fifty single panels that were printed on 3D printers, indicating that the printing process took more than three months and was completed in black and white, and it will be colored in other colors in Petersburg.

Sources at Sevastopol University announced earlier that the 3D model would be printed on the basis of images taken by university experts between 2016 and 2019 by drones on which cameras with vertical and side vision were installed.

Last August, the Directorate of Antiquities and Museums  said that after the great destruction of the ancient city of Palmyra by the terrorist organization (ISIS), the Russian experts at the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Hermitage Museum undertook a three-dimensional documentation project.