Saturday, July 26, 2008
The UCLA digital model of Qumran was recently featured in an article in National Geographic Israel. The article includes photos from the reconstruction of Qumran and a brief summary of Robert R. Cargill's doctoral research. The digital model of Qumran is a fully-reconstructed, 3D realtime reconstruction of the settlement at Khirbet Qumran and its surrounding environment. Qumran is the site nearest to the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. The Qumran digital model includes switches that can be toggled to show different interpretations of various contested loci at Qumran, as well as different periods of construction and expansion. The Qumran digital model is on display at the UCLA visualization portal on UCLA's Westwood, CA campus. For more information, visit www.virtualqumran.com.