Home Natgeo Photo by @richardbarnes | For a story on laser archaeology, I photographed a sit…

Photo by @richardbarnes | For a story on laser archaeology, I photographed a sit…

by redactor
23 комментария


Photo by @richardbarnes | For a story on laser archaeology, I photographed a site called Rani-ki-Vav, “the queen’s stepwell,” in Patan, Gujarat, India. Stepwells are used to obtain water, and can go as deep as seven or eight stories into the ground. Rani-ki-Vav was constructed to resemble an inverted temple that descends to seven levels, emphasizing the spiritual aspects of water. It was constructed in the 11th century as a monument by Queen Udaymati in memory of her husband. The stepwell was flooded by a nearby river and wasn’t excavated until the 1980s. The carvings of Hindu deities were incredibly well preserved by the silt over the centuries. Today, this site is a place of gathering and celebration. The technicians from CyArk with whom I worked used laser scanning technology to survey and record every inch of the monument, which required scaffolding and repelling down the interior walls to the water source below. #CyArk #laserarchaeology #preservation #archaeology #ranikivav #India



Source

23 комментария
0

You may also like

23 комментария

earthmotivation 15.02.2020 - 15:44

Amazing lol pops wanted in cuz 😂

Reply
jamesrice0409 15.02.2020 - 15:44

And nobody cares!

Reply
mimatora2118 15.02.2020 - 15:44

Bello

Reply
sokaj_ 15.02.2020 - 15:44

❤️❤️❤️

Reply
betvanheo 15.02.2020 - 15:44

N

Reply
shruuu_r 15.02.2020 - 15:44

@mayur.gurule @memanoj_d

Reply
vanessadsfotografias 15.02.2020 - 15:44

@nutricionista_personaldiet @dimi.arts 😍

Reply
nutricionista_personaldiet 15.02.2020 - 15:44

😮

Reply
solaire.95 15.02.2020 - 15:44

My dreams ❤️

Reply
jesusege 15.02.2020 - 15:44

👍🏻

Reply
loveyaguts 15.02.2020 - 15:44

😊😊

Reply
daretodream7 15.02.2020 - 15:44

I wish to see this amazing place someday soon 💟💟

Reply
mjbcoffeetpb 15.02.2020 - 15:44

Amazing photographs and story behind them! 🤗❤️

Reply
daile____aubrey 15.02.2020 - 15:44

Laser archaeology is absolutely fascinating 😍😍😍

Reply
malav4603 15.02.2020 - 15:44

💖💖🌷🌷😍😍😚😚

Reply
marcia.kim.ki 15.02.2020 - 15:44

Achei ótimo

Reply
supriya7192019 15.02.2020 - 15:44

Luved it

Reply
moniseum 15.02.2020 - 15:44

Beautiful!

Reply
anbadna 15.02.2020 - 15:44

👍

Reply
mr_autonist 15.02.2020 - 15:44

Yeahh my city patan..

Reply
teledesign 15.02.2020 - 15:44

It’s one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever visit. The detailing, composition, architecture😍❣️

Reply
yvonne.hester 15.02.2020 - 15:44

Amazing. Y

Reply
dorothysheridanmorgan 15.02.2020 - 15:44

Joy

Reply

Leave a Comment