A replica of the 2,000-year-old Arch of Triumph in Palmyra, pointlessly destroyed in 2015 by Islamic State fighters in Syria, has been erected in London’s Trafalgar Square. The scale model was constructed from Egyptian marble using 3D technology. It may not be the original antiquity, but at least its artistic and cultural heritage has not been lost forever, now that its essential form has been captured and preserved for the ages. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading One in the eye for Islamic State as Syria’s Palmyra Arch is recreated using 3D technology – an annotated infographic
For our readers who don’t live in the UK, or for those who have managed to miss it by living as hermits on a remote island with no power and a sign reading ‘no junk mail – beware of the lion’ on the door, there will be a UK referendum on its membership of the European Union in a couple of months’ time. “It’s a big decision,” starts the government leaflet sent out last week, “one that will affect you, your family and your children for decades to come.” It’s complex too; there are so many factors for everyone to … Continue reading New issue of E&T magazine now online – the #Brexit issue – who’s in, who’s out, what do those @TheIET think?