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Marsala Punic Ship Starboard Planking 3D Model
The Marsala Punic Ship, from the 3rd century BC, is a wreck discovered in 1969 in an area called Punta Scario in the harbor of Marsala in western Sicily, Italy, near the Aegadian Islands. The Marsala Ship’s “nationality” was identified by the Punic inscriptions marked on the keel and other timbers by its Punic builders from Carthage. This model is a combined 3D laser scanning and photogrammetry model of the surviving starboard side Garboard and second strakes of the Marsala Ship. The model was created with 3D laser scans using a Faro Focus S70 and registered with Faro Scene, and 428 photographs taken with a Canon Powershot G7 camera. The scans and photographs were combined using Reality Capture. The project is a combined effort between the CNRS (France and the University of Southampton, and is funded by the Honor Frost Foundation. The goals include detailed surveying of the ship remains to aid conservation and a possible digital ship reconstruction to better understand the original vessel.