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Using 3D Technology to Preserve Ancient Frescoes World Monuments Fund - World Monuments Fund Michael Walsh discusses the efforts to save the forgotten frescoes of Famagusta, Cyprus. Founded in the late tenth century and rising to prominence after the fall of Acre in 1291, the port city of Famagusta once rivaled Constantinople and Venice as a center for maritime commerce. Through the centuries, Famagusta was ruled by a succession of conquerors including French, Greek, Genoese, Venetian, Ottoman, and British-creating an astonishingly varied artistic and architectural legacy.

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