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World Heritage Sites To Be Digitally Preserved
2013-10-23 04:37:13

[ Watch the Video: Preserving World Heritage Sites In 3D ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Using the cloud to back up documents, photos and other important files is one thing, but a new nonprofit group is taking things to the next level by digitally preserving the world’s best-known monuments and historic landmarks. The organization, which is known as CyArk, has already created virtual back-up versions of over 100 ancient structures, ruins and landscapes,...

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2009-06-26 12:20:00

A California-based Web site has ranked the Top Five Leaning Buildings and Monuments Not in Pisa, including a German church and an Estonian museum. VirtualTourist.com said while Italy's leaning tower of Pisa may be the most famous of off-kilter buildings, it is certainly not alone in the category. Germany's Oberkirche church in the town of Bad Frankenhausen is believed to lean two extra inches each year, giving it an even greater slant than Pisa. Meanwhile, Estonia's Tartu Art Museum bears a...

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2008-05-28 04:35:00

An Italian engineer who has been observing the leaning tower of Pisa said the tower has been successfully stabilized and would remain unthreatened for the next 300 years."All of our expectations have been confirmed," said Professor Michele Jamiolkowski, during an interview with Italy's leading newspaper, Corriere della Sera.Built in several stages between 1174 and 1370, the 14,000-ton tower has become an internationally recognized architectural symbol of Italy.  A major engineering...