Southampton/Warwick - Digital facelift for Roman figure

January 22, 2009

A 2,000-year-old painted Roman statue is being digitally restored to its original glory by scientists from the University of Southampton and the University of Warwick. The head of the statue was discovered in the ruins of Herculaneum in 2006, a town preserved in the same volcanic eruption that buried nearby Pompeii in AD79. The team will digitally remodel and repaint the head of the statue using techniques derived from the film industry to recreate original carved and painted surfaces.

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