L’Italia partecipa all’edizione 2018 del Science Forum South Africa (12-14 dicembre 2018) presso il Centro Internazionale Congressi CSIR di Pretoria con la mostra “Reveal history through science” presentata dall’Ambasciata Italiana e l’Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Pretoria, in collaborazione con la Fondazione Museo delle Antichità Egizie di Torino.
Italy will participate in the 2018 edition of Science Forum South Africa (12-14 December 2018) held at CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria with the exhibition “Reveal history through science”, presented by the Italian Embassy and the Italian Institute of Culture in Pretoria, in collaboration with the Fondazione Museo delle Antichità Egizie in Turin (Italy). With the presence of the Director of the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Dr Christian Greco, the scientific techniques and methods that form the core of modern archaeology will be showcased on this occasion, and it will be explained how they are at the forefront of archaeological research (including the conservation techniques).
Modern archaeology does indeed rely more and more on scientific diagnostic methods and techniques to discover, preserve, keep, identify and understand the ancient artefacts whose value is often immense. 3-D reconstruction of manufacts and sites, laser scanning, image processing, photogrammetry, 3-d printing, tomography, neutronic radiography and diffraction, georadar, ultrasounds, CAT scans are some of the techniques currently used by the Egyptian Museum in Turin to perform up-to-date investigations and achieve the best understanding of its outstanding collection. Modern scientific instruments and large scale scientific infrastructures play a crucial role, being the analysis tools capable to realize accurate investigations and to achieve important results. The stand will reveal the links between science, technology, history and culture.