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November 27, 2016 6:45 PM   Subscribe

How a workshop uses digital technology to craft perfect copies of imperilled art: The Factory of Fakes

From Factum Arte's website, blog posts about the facsimile of Tutankhamun's tomb and the Polittico Griffoni, mentioned in the article.
posted by Joe in Australia (3 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
Many millennia hence, after humans have vanished, the next intelligent species to undertake archaeology will discover, in quick succession, Tutankhamen's tomb and its nearby replica. Their biggest preoccupation: "Why did they build two of them?"
posted by ricochet biscuit at 8:39 PM on November 27, 2016 [2 favorites]

posted by quinndexter at 11:07 PM on November 27, 2016 [4 favorites]

++ for "Uncanny Valley of the Kings"

This flexible gesso printer sounds, um, like I want one? FRESCOES2U2DAY! You'll know our truck when it shows up.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 3:25 PM on November 28, 2016 [1 favorite]

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