3D Digitization of Inscriptions

One of the features of the Digital Epigraphy Toolbox is to provide archaeologists and epigraphists with a cost-effective and efficient method for 3D digitization of inscriptions based on squeezes (impressions of inscriptions on a paper). This method uses a regular flatbed office scanner to analyze a pair of scanned images of squeezes and reconstruct in 3D the original inscription. More details regarding this algorithm can be found in our publication 1. Click on the 'Launch Application' button to start the 3D reconstruction algorithm.

System requirements: The software runs in the majority of popular web-browsers. The latest Java plugin must be installed. Internet connection is required.


Sample data: Sample image A, Sample image B. Open this pair of images of scanned squeezes in order to reconstruct in 3D the original inscription using our digitization method. To do this go to the '3D Reconstruction' tab, select a region of interest, and click on the 'Reconstruct' button.

How to cite: To cite this software in your work you should reference the article that originaly presented this algorithm (Barmpoutis et al. Machine Vision and Applications, 2010).


1. A. Barmpoutis, E. Bozia, R. S. Wagman, "A novel framework for 3D reconstruction and analysis of ancient inscriptions", Journal of Machine Vision and Applications 2010, Vol. 21(6), pp. 989-998. PDF

Funded in part by the NEH grant HD-51214-11.

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