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40 years of Qantir/Pi-Ramesse excavations!

This year, the excavations in Qantir/Pi-Ramesse get 40 years old. This is a remarkable age for an excavation in our days and so the Roemer-Pelizaeus-Museum in Hildesheim decided to celebrate this today. The whole day is filled with a programme where you can listen to the former excavator Edgar B. Pusch as well as the […]

Communicating the Past in the Digital Age

I am very happy to announce, that I edited a volume on digital teaching and learning and it came out just a couple days ago! Way back I reported that I will give a presentation on a symposium that I organised at the University of Cologne in Germany. The publication is the outcome of that […]

Published: Antike Welt Anniversary Issue

For the 50th anniversary issue of “Antike Welt”, a German Special-Interest magazine about archaeology, several reconstruction projects had been asked to contribute their recent results in form of a short article. The topics cover Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome and many more. 24 projects are combined in this extraordinary issue. We have been asked to contribute with […]

Pi-Ramesse in Cincinnati

Currently, the visualisation of Pi-Ramesse, which we did for an exhibition in Karlsruhe 2016/17, is presented at the Cincinnati Museum Center in Ohio, USA. The exhibition is called “Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs”. It is displayed besides a replica of a chariot wagon and will be there until at least August 2019. The exhibition is […]

Present for archaeologists

A couple years ago, we created a children’s illustration of an excavation for an exhibition. Over the years we got a lot of requests for this image and therefore decided at one point to do a high quality print. We still have a couple of them left and thought, maybe this might be a good […]

Upcoming publication: Size matters

Next year, I will be part of a team of publishers that worked very hard the last couple months to complete a volume of interdisciplinary and international scholars concerned with the topic of monumentality.

Published: The Iranian Expanse

Matthew P. Canepa published “The Iranian Expanse. Transforming Royal Identity through architecture, landscape, and the built environment, 550 BCE-642 CE” and our reconstruction of the Seleucid Bit Resh is part of it! We are very happy about this publication and are even more happy to announce, that we will give away one copy of Canepas […]

Videos Games in the classroom – Innovation or a waste of time?

I recently posted an article about video games in the classroom on my other blog Archaeoinformatics.net. I think it suits this blog as well and I therefore invite you to give it a read. You’ll find the link below. By the way, you should definitely have a look at the reconstructions of Assassin’s Creed Origins. […]

Colouring Archaeology

Our colleagues from “Archäologische Illustrationen” in Berlin are starting a campaign to fund an archaeological colouring book. Although this is not a first, it seems that this is the first colouring book focused on high-quality motifs. We spoke with Anja, Conni, Martin and Viki to learn more about their project and what to expect.

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