COMPUTER VISION IN THE TEMPLES OF KARNAK: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE
- 1Iconem, Paris, France
- 2CNRS, USR 3172 – CFEETK – LabEx Archimede, France
- 3CNRS, USR 3172 – CFEETK – MAEDI, France
- 4CNRS, USR 3172 – CFEETK, France
Keywords: Archaeology, cultural heritage, digitization, 3D modeling, photogrammetry, Egypt
Abstract. CFEETK, the French-Egyptian Center for the Study of the Temples of Karnak, is celebrating this year the 50th anniversary of its foundation. As a multicultural and transdisciplinary research center, it has always been a playground for testing emerging technologies applied to various fields. The raise of automatic computer vision algorithms is an interesting topic, as it allows nonexperts to provide high value results. This article presents the evolution in measurement experiments in the past 50 years, and it describes how cameras are used today. Ultimately, it aims to set the trends of the upcoming projects and it discusses how image processing could contribute further to the study and the conservation of the cultural heritage.