The Scanning of the Pyramids Project


The Scanning of the Pyramids Project was invoked by the Austrian Archaeological Institute Cairo and VIAS-Vienna Institute for Archaeological Science in cooperation with the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities, Dr. Zahi Hawass. The aim of the project is to apply and test latest state-of-the-art terrestrial laser scanners produced by the Austrian company RIEGL LMS for high accuracy, high resolution and long distance topographic scanning. The project was directed by Prof. Dr. Manfred Bietak, Director of the mission and Dr. Wolfgang Neubauer, Field Director and sponsored and equipped by RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems ( Laser scanning has already shown its outstanding advantages in acquiring 3D information in many archaeological applications within the past few years (Doneus & Neubauer, 2004; Doneus & Neubauer, 2005).