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

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

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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 long-distance virtual join of its type.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 23rd International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia, VSMM 2017
EditorsAlonzo Addison, Lizbeth Goodman, Alonzo Addison
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538644935
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Apr 2018
Event23rd International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia, VSMM 2017 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 31 Oct 20174 Nov 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2017 23rd International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia, VSMM 2017
Volume2018-January

Conference

Conference23rd International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia, VSMM 2017
Country/TerritoryIreland
CityDublin
Period31/10/174/11/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Media Technology
  • Modelling and Simulation

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