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Can We Digitize History Before ISIS Destroys it? – The Daily Beast

Can We Digitize History Before ISIS Destroys it? – The Daily Beast

This past June, 14 years after the Taliban bombed Afghanistan’s Bamiyan Buddha statues, a Chinese couple created life-sized holograms of the ancient artifacts and projected them back into their cliffside home.

Now, archaeologists hope that the Middle East’s historical sites can be captured with 3-D photography, printed out and reassembled if they’re ever destroyed.

Source: Can We Digitize History Before ISIS Destroys it? – The Daily Beast