Thursday, January 13, 2011

Tower of London Mural

The Tower of London has allowed scientists to use eye-scanning software and infrared laser technology on a mystery Medieval wall painting which has baffled curators at the royal landmark.

A team led by Nottingham Trent University’s Dr Haida Liang used a portable Optical Coherence Tomographer, which allows them to see layers beneath the surface of paintings, and multispectral scanning – known as PRISMS – to investigate areas of the 14th century Byward Tower wall painting.



Sandra Brake said...

I'd love to see the detail of this. It's reminds me of the illustrations of the medieval murals I saw in the British Museum - I think? they had been in the old Palace of Westminster but were destroyed in the 1800s. Nearly broke my heart thinking of things like that being destroyed.

Melisende said...

I cannot agree with your more. And I definetely think that these types of things should be on show to the public - that way their value can be appreciated.