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The art of copying

New technologies—and initiatives like "Scan the World"—are helping us to preserve and access culture

By Martin Roth  

A replica of Palmyra's Arch stands in Trafalgar Square, central London, in tribute to the original one in Syria destroyed by Isis last year. The two-thirds scale model made by the Institute of Digital Archaeology will be on display at Trafalgar Square for three days before moving to other locations around the world, including New York and Dubai ©Isabel Infantes/EMPICS Entertainment

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