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25,000 Points of Light
Photograph by Silvia Rodriguez Kembel

Like a city at night, the virtual Gallery of the Labyrinths at Chavín de Huántar, plotted by new laser technology, lights up as computerized data points. “If you add up the coordinates we’ve gotten for all the galleries at the site, we have about 25,000 data points so far,” says Stanford University’s Silvia Rodriguez Kembel, who helped develop the point-and-shoot technology that she and her team are using to map the temple buildings. “We want to understand the architecture and building sequence of the ancient complex,” she says.


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