This course is designed for current or previous students of Egyptology, archaeology, photography, museum studies and related disciplines or previous workshop attendees. Proof of student status and affiliation or attendance will be required. A limit of 10 places are available on a first come first served basis.

The course will begin at the Ashmolean Museum before heading to the Oriental Institute for the afternoon session. 

This workshop will provide an introduction to photogrammetric recording for archaeological materials and sites. We will start with best practice for photo documentation in the field and then move onto an overview of Agisoft Photoscan software to create 3D models and orthorectified images from those photographs. The session will also explore programmes which can be used to analyse and display these models and images.

The day will consist of a 3-hour morning and a 3-hour afternoon session including lectures, demonstrations, and practical work at the Ashmolean Museum. The techniques covered will include:

  • Photography for photogrammetry
  • Creating 3D models from photographs
  • Creating surfaces and orthophotographs for use in archaeology/epigraphy

We will also cover tips and tricks for working under challenging conditions in both museum and field contexts. Equipment and software advice will be offered with consideration of the often-modest budgets of individuals and projects working in Egypt. Participants are required to bring a laptop, a memory stick/external hard drive, and download a free-trial version of the photogrammetry software for the practical parts of the workshop.


Dr Paul Wordsworth, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Oriental Institute, University of Oxford.

Paul has a wide range of experience in photogrammetry, including 3D documentation for archaeological and epigraphic projects from Central Asia and Azerbaijan to Egypt. He has recently worked documenting tombs and architectural remains at the sites of Elkab and Hierakonpolis in Egypt with the Ashmolean Museum.

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