The Mummy - 3D Laser Scanner utilized to scan the evil Princess' Tomb in film

The Mummy (2017 film) - a reboot of The Mummy franchise starring Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis and Sofia Boutella, produced by Universal Pictures hit the cinemas this past June, delighting throngs of moviegoers. In the midst of the action-packed film, one cannot help but noticed the presence of a particular product - FARO Focus X330 3D Laser Scanner! Check out this bad boy competing for screen time with the forever suave Tom Cruise.

The authentic FARO Focus X330 3D Laser Scanner

The authentic FARO Focus X330 3D Laser Scanner

The scanner took center stage for a split second

The scanner took center stage for a split second

In the tomb of the evil Princess

In the tomb of the evil Princess

An experienced operator would not stand that close to a scanner

An experienced operator would not stand that close to a scanner

Tom Cruise should begin the scanning operation before stealing

Tom Cruise should begin the scanning operation before stealing

Dancing beside a scanner is generally not advisable

Dancing beside a scanner is generally not advisable

"I didn't touch anything" look, AKA "see what see?"

"I didn't touch anything" look, AKA "see what see?"

The scanner finally bowed out of set after being hit by a stray bullet

The scanner finally bowed out of set after being hit by a stray bullet

Handsome actors and product placement aside, it is imperative to point out the importance of documenting archaeological sites. It is even more vital now since ISIS blatantly destroyed heritage sites in Iraq and Syria. The cost to safeguard history is priceless. With the assistance of the 3D Laser Scanning technology, we are now able to capture detailed 3D representations of world’s significant cultural heritage sites before they are lost to natural disasters, destroyed by human aggression or ravaged by the passage of time.

Here in Aries Geomatics, we are committed to ensuring heritage sites are available to future generations. With 3D laser scanning, a digital 3D model of the artifact can be created by cutting age technology in a quick, accurate, and safe manner, without having to touch the delicate artifact. With the water-tight 3D model and the interactive nature of the programmes, viewers can now rotate and view the artifact from various angles, further enhancing the possibilities in the field of education.

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