Cyber-archaeology, big data and the race to save threatened cultural heritage sites

In January, it was confirmed that St. Elijah’s Monastery, the oldest Christian monastery in Iraq, was completely destroyed by ISIS troops after standing for 1,400 years near the city of Mosul. The race is on to digitally preserve thousands of other at-risk sites around the world before they meet a similar fate – but the work doesn’t end there for cyber-archaeologists. —> Read More