The Zamani Project's published
papers and media exposure


Rüther, H., Bhurtha, R., Wessels, S, Schröder R, ‘Spatial Documentation of the Petra World
Heritage Site
’, in Africa Geo, 1 – 3 July 2014

Wessels S., Ruther H., Bhurtha R., Schröder R, ‘Design and creation of a 3D Virtual Tour
of the world heritage site of Petra, Jordan
’, Proceedings of AfricaGeo, 1-3 July 2014

Rüther, H., Held, C., Schröder R., Bhurtha, R., Wessels, S, ‘From Point Cloud to Textured
Model, the Zamani Laser Scanning Pipeline in Heritage Documentation
’, South African
Journal of Geomatics, Vol. 1, No. 1,  2012

Rüther, H., Held, C., Bhurtha, R., Schröder, R., Wessels, S, ‘Challenges in Heritage
Documentation with Terrestrial Laser Scanning
’,  Proceedings of AfricaGeo, 2011

Rüther, H, ‘Documenting Africa’s Cultural Heritage’, A. Artusi, M. Joly-Parvex, G. Lucet,
A. Ribes, and D. Pitzalis (Editors), The 11th International Symposium on Virtual Reality,
Archaeology and Cultural Heritage VAST, 2010

Rüther, H., M. Chazan, R. Schroeder, R. Neeser, C. Held, S.J. Walker, A. Matmon, and L.K.
Horwitz, ‘Laser scanning for conservation and research of African cultural heritage
sites: the case study of wonderwerk cave, South Africa
’. Journal of Archaeological
Science, 36(9):1847 – 1856.  2009

Rüther, H. ’An African heritage database, the virtual preservation of Africa's past
’. International Archives of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information
Sciences, XXXIV. 2002




LIDAR News:  Laser Scanning for heritage conservation - Bagan, Myanmar



LIDAR News: Rescue-Scanning in Zanzibar

LIDAR News: Delights and challenges when scanning in Africa - Yemrehanna Kristos

City Press: Preserving Africa's great chruches

LIDAR News: Africa's other Pyramids - Meroe (Sudan) 

LIDAR News: Preserving Rock Art "Virtually" - Clanwilliam dam (South Africa)

LIDAR News: The Zamani Project – Heritage documentation beyond the point cloud



Digital Meets Culture: Atlantic Slave Trade in 3D by Zamani project

Monday Paper (UCT): Rescuing ruins with lasers

SPAR3D: 3D Heritage Models, with a Twist

NOMAD Africa: Rising From Ruins



Times: UCT team to map ancient Mideast city  The "Wonderwerk Cave Research Project"

LIDAR: Modeling Petra (pdf)

Getty Conservation institute: Mapping the Valley of the Queens in Egypt

UNESCO: Siq Stability Project in the Siq, Petra

SKIFT:  Jordan Turns to UNESCO and Italy to Help Protect Petra’s Treasures

Laser Scanning Forum: Petra documentation, by the Zamani Project

Archival platform: The African Cultural Heritage Sites and Landscapes Database

Media Club South Africa: UCT team on Petra mission

Financial Mail: SA team to map Petra

Zamani Project: Laser scanning of Petra (pdf)