The Kazafani boat was excavated from a tomb in Turkey which dates to the 12th century BC. Handmade from pottery, it was too fragile to be moved, so the specialist at the Cyprus Museum, in Nicosia, decided to make a replica. The boat was carefully scanned and modelled, and, using rapid prototyping technology a physical copy was made. This replica recreated the original colours, surface markings, evidence of past damage and even previous episodes of restoration. it has allowed conservators to analyse the fragile artefact as part of a travelling exhibition in New York.


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Prof David Arnold, University of Brighton

20 September 2013



The Grand Parade Exhibition

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European Association of Archaeologists, 19th annual meeting

September 4th - September 8th, 2013, Pilsen, Czech Republic


Lucca Beni Culturali

October 11th - October 19th, 2013

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The 2013 International Congress on Digital Heritagenal

October 28th - November 1st, 2013, Marseille, France

Museums Association Conference

November 11th - November 12th, 2013, Liverpool, Great Britain

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