W. Beex
(National Museum for Antiquities, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

With digital cameras and processing software now widely available, a lot can be done with the obtained images. The point is, that the images will always be made with a certain lens and focus, and at a certain distance from the surface. Once these items are fully comprehended, and hence calculated, the image can be used as a very good recording technique.
A picture (or combined pictures) of a complex archaeological feature is henceforward to be used as a means to draw this feature in a very swift way. This can be demonstrated with the pavement of the newly discovered forecourt of Horemheb’s tomb in Saqqara (Egypt). Likewise, all possible errors can be demonstrated with the recording of the walls and pylons in the same forecourt. This as a floor is very likely to be flat, as when pylons and walls have a certain depth. Yet also these features were recorded with the same technique, if only with some more calculation…