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By Vassos Karageorghis, Nota Kourou, Eleni Aloupi (auth.), Dieter Dirksen, Gert von Bally (eds.)

New high-tech advancements within the box of optics exhibit expanding applicability not just in classical technological fields but additionally within the humanities. This e-book includes chosen contributions to a global, interdisciplinary joint convention on "New applied sciences within the Humanities" and "Optics inside of lifestyles Sciences". Its aim is to ahead interdisciplinary info and conversation among experts in optics in addition to in medication, biology, environmental sciences, and cultural historical past. it truly is specific as a presentation of recent optical applied sciences for cultural history defense. The contributions conceal foreign study actions within the components of archaeological study and new applied sciences, holography and interferometry, fabric research, laser cleansing, development reputation, unconventional microscopy, spectroscopial ideas, and profilometry.

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The possibility of large size holographic 3-D image simulation was demonstrated in [28]. Much later, this technique was improved by using computer synthesized images with their transfer into the hologram through a spatial light modulator. Finally, a real time electroholography 3-D imaging system was suggested and demonstrated[29]. Although the quality of the simulated image still needs to be improved, the advantages of this method are quite promising. In considering possible applications of holographic 3-D image synthesis, we should not forget several options where this technique could be efficient and important in museum practice.

It is especially the change of the point of view on shadows which makes it easy to identify the details of wedges and signs, although the direction of illumination is fixed in the recording step at present (Fig. 5). 5. High-resolution holographic reconstructed images of a clay tablet with cuneiform inscriptions. Both images are recorded from the same hologram showing different perspectives as depicted by the different positions of the shadowed parts, thus demonstrating the three-dimensional recording capability.

G. von Bally2, F. Dreesen2, and A. Roshop2 Dept. Ancient Near Eastern Studies, University of Marburg, Wilhelm-Ropke-Weg 6F, D-35039 Marburg, Germany 2 Laboratory of Biophysics, University of Munster, Robert-Koch-Str. 45, D-48129 Munster, Germany All systems of writing which are now in use worldwide are two-dimensional in nature. The information is provided by a difference in colour, most commonly black on white. Few people are aware that the triumph of 2 D-scripts came about rather late in the history of writing.

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