Digitization and 3D Scanning of Historical Artifacts


  • Galina Bogdanova Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
  • Todor Todorov Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria; St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
  • Nikolay Noev Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria




Digitizing, 3D scanning, Historical Artifacts


Protection and preservation of our cultural and literary historical and documentary heritage are particularly relevant today. The paper presents methods for creating digital resources of historical artifacts related to the Balkan war. Special attention is paid to the process of 3D scanning of objects. The methodology will be used in building an electronic archive and Virtual Museum.


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How to Cite

Bogdanova, G., Todorov, T., & Noev, N. (2013). Digitization and 3D Scanning of Historical Artifacts. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage, 3, 133–138. https://doi.org/10.55630/dipp.2013.3.14

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