Preparing 3D models of objects from the IMJ – for the biblical archaeology MOOC

As part of the preparations for the MOOC on Biblical Archaeology, yesterday, Maria, Vanessa and Aren went to the Israel Museum in Jerusalem to take photos of objects in the museum. These photos will be used to create 3D models of these objects.

These and other 3D models of archaeological objects will be used in the MOOC course. Since many students of this online course can’t physically touch the actual objects, these 3D models will enable them to virtually touch the objects, and get a feeling of what they look like from all sides!

Should be really nice!

Here are some pictures of the work at the Museum. Thanks to Maria and Vanessa for the photography and creating the models, and the museum staff for being so helpful!

Here are some pictures that I took yesterday of the work in progress: