Digital cathedrals: bringing Notre-Dame de Paris back to life

The devastating fire at Notre-Dame de Paris sparked intense emotion around the world, demonstrating the cathedral's important place in history and culture as well as its enormous symbolic power. As France and other countries ...

A tantalizing hint of an ancient trading town

When archaeologists Geir Gr√łnnesby and Ellen Grav Ellingsen found these and other artefacts during a dig in mid-Norway, they realized they had intriguing evidence of a Viking-age trading area mentioned in the Norse Sagas.

Crystal Cathedral: OMG! Poser tweets as Schuller

(AP) -- Televangelist Robert H. Schuller has reached millions worldwide with his weekly "Hour of Power" TV broadcasts, but when it comes to the Internet, he had a high-tech headache: an online impostor.

On American hard drives, a precise 3-D model of Notre-Dame

At Vassar College in the United States, a university team gathered the week before the devastating fire at Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris to plan an ambitious project: inventorying about a terabyte of 3-D modeling data of ...

Gothic cathedrals blend iron and stone

Using radiocarbon dating on metal found in Gothic cathedrals, an interdisciplinary team has shown, for the first time through absolute dating, that iron was used to reinforce stone from the construction phase. This study, ...

Recreating the sights and sounds of 17th century London

A team of scholars at NC State University has recreated the sights and sounds of St. Paul's Cathedral and its environs in 1620s London, offering anyone who is interested a glimpse of daily life four centuries ago.

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