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Documenting Our Past for the Future

As part of a UNESCO World Heritage Centre training program in Saqqâra, Egypt, Gaetano Palumbo, director of archaeological conservation with the World Monuments Fund, shows a trainee how to capture an image that can be digitally rectified. Low-cost and low-tech tools and methodologies, such as scaled and semi-rectified photography, could satisfy a significant portion of the recording and documentation needs in many developing countries. Photo: Rand Eppich.