The world-famous medieval Bayeux Tapestry may be off-limits to visitors because of the coronavirus pandemic, but its keepers have put a digital version online so the public can enjoy its fabled cloth from the safety of home.
This file photo taken, Sept. 18, 2019 shows a large part of the 11th century Bayeux tapestry chronicling the Norman conquest of England, in Bayeux, Normandy, France. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu, File)
At nearly 70 meters (77 yards) long, users may have to be skilled at using the scroll function of their computers.
The resolution is so clear in the online panorama that you can see the fibers of each stitch when you zoom in.
This photo provided by Bayeux townhall shows technicians working at the tapestry in Bayeux, Normandy on Jan. 8 2020. (Ville de Bayeux via AP)
Despite being so old, it has shown relatively little decomposition. However, a plan to fix wear and tear in its storytelling weave has been put in place in a planned 2024 restoration by the museum that houses it in the Normandy town of Bayeux.