Today, a group of the Safi lab team (me, Shira, Maria and Noam) visited to great Museum of the Philistine Culture in Ashdod, in order to take photos and LiDAR scans of objects (from Safi, but also from other sites) in the museum, so that we could create 3D models – and perhaps 3D print some of them.
We were met by Mira, the museum’s curator, who showed us around the new things in the museum (including some great exhibitions and installations that enable access for disabled persons to touch replicas of various objects.
Our main objective was to take photos of various objects (for the 3D models), including the two horned altar (which, more and more, I think it looks like Cookie Monster!), the clay pomegranate and phallic-shaped situlas from Area A, as well as some other objects from other sites.
Needless to say, I had to, once again, try out the VR of “Samson knocks down the pillars of the temple in Gaza.” As you will see in the video below, it turns out Samson had to train extensively until he was successful!
See below a bunch of photos from our visit today. It was a lot of fun, super interesting, and we got to do what we wanted to do!