Palmyra Triumphal Arch
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Palmyra's Triumphal Arch

Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London, WC2N 5DN, United Kingdom
Free, no tickets required

Come to see a reproduction of Palmyra’s Triumphal Arch standing proud in Trafalgar Square. This important Roman ceremonial arch, which stood in the ancient Syrian city, was sadly destroyed last year.

The large-scale installation is presented by the Institute for Digital Archaeology as part of World Heritage Week 2016.

The project will show how new technology can be used to help preserve ancient culture. When 3D printing is combined with laser machining techniques, the results are amazing. It’s a great way to recreate objects and structures of the ancient world, bringing them to life for the wider public to see.

As well as the arch, there will be exhibitions and workshops to explore the importance of these artefacts and what they mean to people and society.

 

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