Time Scanners: Petra DVD
Time Scanners: PetraDVD
In the desert of Southern Jordan lies Petra, an ancient city that was lost to the West for more than 1,000 years. When Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt rediscovered Petra in 1812, he found an archaeological and architectural wonderland. Now, structural engineer Steve Burrows leads his team of experts to the Middle East to scan the ancient city. Using cutting-edge 3D laser-scanning technology, Steve and the team are able to visualize the city like never before, allowing them to answer long-standingquestions about this archaeological masterpiece. How did Nabatean stonemasons carve Petras largest building, the Monastery, into a mountainside? Was Petras city centerthe Southern Terrace all built at the same time, as part of a single, vast civil engineering project? And what new secrets lie hidden underneath the Monasterys huge courtyard? To find the answers, the team must battle the sheer scale of Petraand its many touristsas they use their high-tech scanning equipment to build 3D digital models across the city.