San Diego State University: A Glimpse Into the Long-ago

San Diego State University: A Glimpse Into the Long-ago . “Visitors to New York, London, Athens and other cities often flock to museums to view their collections of priceless Greek pottery dating from the BCE period. What visitors don’t see are the many other pottery fragments that lie, broken and forlorn, in the museums’ storerooms. Some of these fragments are the work of unscrupulous art dealers, who deliberately shattered small vases and urns and used the sherds to repair larger, more valuable pieces. Danielle Smotherman Bennett has ambitions to bring those pottery shards into the light with a digital archive that would eventually contain tens of thousands of 3-D models of sherds from museums around the world.”