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3DVisA Index of 3D Projects: Archaeology

Digital Egypt for Universities

This learning and teaching resource for higher education is dedicated to the history and material culture of ancient Egypt. It is based on the collection of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology at University College, London. Contextual information on the collection is provided together with seminar notes and bibliographies, and 3D visualisations of relevant archaeological sites.

Among fourteen digital reconstructions of archaeological sites is a model of the amphitheatre of Oxyrhynchus. It combines mainly Greek elements with tunnels under the seats, that were characteristic of Roman theatres. The site was used as a stone quarry for a considerable time. Only fragments of the original structure have survived and include granite columns.

[More information will be provided in due course.]

Project dates: 2001

Resource status: The models are available in the VRLM, MPEG and AVI formats at the project's website.


Models developed by Narushige Shiode at CASA, University College London for the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, funded by the Joint Information System Committee (JISC). Historical information provided by Wolfram Grajetzki, Stephen Quirke et al.

Sources and further details:

Digital Egypt for Universities website.

House of Lords Report on Science and Heritage, November 2006, p. 143.

Record compiled by Anna Bentkowska-Kafel. Last updated: 28 November 2006.

3DVisA gratefully acknowledges the help of ...... with preparation of this record.

UCL and 3DVisA, 2006.

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