From the sherd to the 3D model

During the excavations we made some special finds. Using the example of a ceramic vessel from the burial chamber, we will show what happens to the finds after the field campaign. First of all, of course, the finds are discovered and the exact position is noted and they are also measured and documented with centimeter precision at this point (in situ). An attempt is then made to recover the vessel as a whole (block lifting), but this is not possible in all cases. In this case, the sherds are exposed as coherently and carefully as possible and removed and then brought to the restoration workshop as quickly as possible. There they are washed, possibly fixed and reassembled. So the vessel is restored. This is followed by the photo session with the photographer in which classic view shots are made, but also entire series of images that completely cover the vessel. A 3D model can now be calculated from this and so the object does not have to be taken out of the box again at each work step, but can also be viewed virtually.