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Italian teams using 3D Printing to restore damaged busts from ancient Syrian city

Thursday, February 16, 2017 13:47
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Italian teams using 3D Printing to restore damaged busts from ancient Syrian city 

talian teams restore damaged busts from ancient Syrian city. Italian art conservationists have restored two funerary busts from the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria that were badly damaged by members of the Islamic State group. Restorers in Rome used a 3-D printer to generate replicas of the missing parts of the busts, which date from the 2nd or 3rd centuries A.D. They attached the replacement parts with magnets. After Palmyra fell to Islamic State militants in 2015, extremists destroyed ancient temples for which the UNESCO heritage site is famous. Restorer Daria Montemaggiori says she was “filled with anguish” when she saw damaged busts and was “happy to collaborate in canceling out this massacre.” The restored busts are to be returned to a museum in Damascus at the end of the month. A limestone male bust dated between the 2nd and the 3rd century A.D. that was damaged during the Islamic State occupation of the Syrian city of Palmyra, is shown during a press conference in Rome, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. A male and a female bust from the National Museum of Palmyra, were restored in Rome and will be brought back to Syria .

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