3D Printing Colchester’s Roman Wall

3d wall printing

BA Photography students from University Centre Colchester at Colchester Institute recently took part in a project where cutting-edge 3D technology was used to photograph and record part of Colchester’s famous Roman wall for the first time. The scheme, which was a collaboration between Colchester Council, Colchester Archaeological Trust, our students and archaeological imaging consultant Prof Dominic Powlesland, is part of the project launched to protect and properly maintain the wall.

Prof Powlesland said: “Colchester’s Balkerne Gate is the best-preserved Roman Gateway in Britain and to be able to generate an accurate 3D model using cutting edge technology to understand more about it, is incredible.”

“Working with students to understand more about their heritage and equipping them with new skills is something to celebrate.”