Constructing the Sacred: Visibility and Ritual Landscape at the Egyptian Necropolis of Saqqara

Introduction: Note 96

In addition, the natural processes of decay and wear on a structure that would have made the comparative age of one structure vs. another obvious to a person walking through the necropolis is not presented in the model. Diane Favro, “Se non è vero, è ben trovato (If Not True, It Is Well Conceived): Digital Immersive Reconstructions of Historical Environments,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 71, no. 3 (2012): 274, notes that the crisp digital texturing in a temporal model often creates juxtapositions of buildings that all appear in pristine condition despite dating hundreds of years apart.

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