How 3-D Printing Creates Perfect Copies of Priceless Art

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Adam Lowe, director of Factum Arte, Madrid, welcomes guests at the opening of an exact replica of the Tomb of Tutkankhamun in Luxor, Egypt, Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

Daniel Zalewski, features director at The New Yorker,  looks at how a workshop uses digital technology to craft perfect copies of priceless art. In, “The Factory of Fakes,” he reports from Luxor, Madrid, and Palermo, where he profiles Adam Lowe, the man whose workshop has recorded and reassembled everything from a Renaissance painting outside the Pope’s bedroom, to rock carvings on a remote plateau in Chad.