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Computational aspects of model acquisition and join geometry for the virtual reconstruction of the atrahasis cuneiform tablet

Collins, Tim; Woolley, Sandra; Gehlken, Erlend; Ch'ng, Eugene

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Tim Collins

Erlend Gehlken

Eugene Ch'ng



Abstract

The epic of Atrahasis is one of the most significant pieces of ancient Mesopotamian literature. The account has survived millennia on sets of clay tablets inscribed with cuneiform script; a sophisticated early writing system comprising signs formed from wedge-shaped impressions. The third tablet belonging to one of the most complete copies of the Atrahasis epic is broken. For over fifty years, one fragment, held in Geneva, was believed to join with another held in London. However, due to their 1000 km separation, the join had never been physically tested. This paper contributes a technological account of the successful virtual joining of the fragments [1], the first ever longdistance virtual join of its type.

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Collins, T., Woolley, S., Gehlken, E., & Ch'ng, E. (2018). Computational aspects of model acquisition and join geometry for the virtual reconstruction of the atrahasis cuneiform tablet. . https://doi.org/10.1109/VSMM.2017.8346284

Conference Name 2017 23rd International Conference on Virtual System & Multimedia (VSMM)
Conference Location Dublin
Start Date Oct 31, 2017
End Date Nov 5, 2017
Acceptance Date Oct 12, 2017
Publication Date 2018
Publicly Available Date May 26, 2023
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages 300-305
Series Title International Society on Virtual Systems and MultiMedia (VSMM) Conference
DOI https://doi.org/10.1109/VSMM.2017.8346284
Keywords CamerasCalibrationThree-dimensional displaysSolid modelingElectronic mailImage reconstructionComputational modeling
Publisher URL http://doi.org/10.1109/VSMM.2017.8346284

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