Laser Scanning ubiquitous in modern archeology
Drones, photogrammetry and laser scanning, long the tools of land surveyors and other highly trained measurement scientists, are finding new applications everywhere. In this article, archeologists have used these tools to help preserve a tomb unearthed in the middle of a new planned roadway. The underground burial dates back over 1,500 years and contains vivid paintings and interesting frescoes.
"The [archeologists'] efforts have resulted in a set of topographic maps, laser scans, and models of the tomb that have allowed many students, experts, and enthusiasts to learn more about Bayt Ras even if they cannot enter the tomb itself." (emphasis added)
Pictures of the 3D scans can be viewed and more details read here: