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date: 19 October 2020

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The vast quantity of inscribed remains surviving from ancient Egypt demands a documentation solution that is meticulously accurate but also time efficient. Compared to traditional methods, digital documentation offers faster data processing and a wide range of drawing support, especially when combined with increasingly sophisticated drawing tablets. Today, powerful and compact computers allow us to aim not only for accuracy and efficiency but also for a level of digital enhancement in epigraphic recording that was never possible on paper. Although no individual epigraphic methodology is superior to all, there are some important documentation guidelines to be considered. As the Epigraphic Survey establishes an overall approach to digital documentation, we seek to work along such specific guidelines. This chapter offers an insight into the Survey’s vision of the present and future of digital epigraphy through the introduction of some ongoing projects and the technological and methodological approaches thereto.

Keywords: Epigraphic Survey, digital epigraphy, drawing tablet, documentation guidelines, digital enhancement, epigraphic methodology

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