3D Laser Scanning at the Red Monastery Church Project

The 5th c. Red Monastery church preserves much of its original, fragile painted decoration intact. 3D laser scanning will create a very high resolution (geospatial and photographic) record of it. Project Director: Nicholas Warner

For well over a decade, ARCE has been documenting, conserving and studying the late fifth-century Red Monastery church, near Sohag. The monument has gone from almost total obscurity, at the beginning of the project, to international prominence, now recognized as one of less than ten churches from the early Byzantine period that have survived with a major part of their original decoration intact.

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Location: Sohag, Egypt, Northern Africa, Africa Organiser(s): American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) Project partner(s): ARCE Red Monastery Project Funder(s): American Research Center in Egypt - Antiquities Endowment Fund Grant Funding received: $64,509 Commencement Date: 01/2015 Project Status: Completed
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