Alternative Archaeological Reconstruction
The current archeological restoration uses three-dimensional scanning techniques and three-dimensional printing. The computerized scanning and analysis enable contemporary archaeologists to reconstruct, from just a single broken shard, a replica of the original ceramic vessel. The project examines the archaeological reconstruction against the reality in which we live, in which it is difficult to distinguish between real facts and lies (or alternative facts), and proposes alternative ways of restoring fractured vessels.
The fragment originally belonged to a cooking pot's handle, and has a characteristic "X" engraved on it. The piece was excavated from the City of David in Jerusalem, and dates back to the end of the Iron Age.
The shard was taken from the Department of Archeology's collection at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
The fracture was scanned in the laboratory of Professor Lior Grossman - The Laboratory of Archeology.
The restoration was 3D printed by Stratasys