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Giotto's giant jigsaw

发布时间:2019-03-06 06:11:09来源:未知点击:

By Catherine Zandonella in San Francisco THE most maddeningly difficult jigsaw puzzle would be a walkover for a new software package. Its authors say it could piece together priceless frescoes destroyed by an earthquake in 1997. The frescoes by Giotto were shattered when an earthquake hit the 13th-century Basilica of St Francis in Assisi, about 130 kilometres north of Rome. Anyone who has put a jigsaw together knows how difficult it is to match up pieces containing similar colours. In the smashed frescoes, the task of figuring out where each tiny piece belongs could take years. A computer, however,