Animations

Important to us is the correct and comprehensible visualisation of scientific content. These are often difficult to communicate. Animations are suited for presenting these complex contents in an easy and understandable way.

 

Karakorum: The reconstruction of the Great Hall

The animation explains the erection of the platform and the reconstruction of the “Great Hall” that was built upon it. After an introduction, the archaeological record is shown and explained. Modern preservation is also a topic and the animation closes with a proposal on how the Great Hall might have looked like.

 

Uruk: The Palace of Sin-kashid

The animation explains the different areas of the palace and offers an insight into the palace economy and the everyday life. Small-finds that were found in the palace and texts that refer to it were included in our animation. Every detail was researched to create a reconstruction that gives an insight into the world of Old Mesopotamia.

 

Uruk: The Late Uruk Period

Excavations in the centre of Uruk uncovered a large variety of monumental buildings with often unparalleled architectural features. This animation shows the complex centre of the Late Uruk Period. Due to the poor state of preservation of most buildings, and the uniqueness of this early architecture, the reconstruction was challenging and ambitious, as it had never previously been attempted to this extent.

 

Uruk: (Re-)Construction of the Stone-Cone Building

Together with Prof. Dr. Eichmann, who has been studying the “Stone-Cone Building” for many years, we reconstructed the building process on the basis of the archaeological evidence. The results were visualised in an animation showing the building’s entire construction process, from its complex foundation design to reflections about its inner installations.

 

Uruk: The Eanna Ziggurat of the 21. cent. BCE

This short video shows two types of reconstruction. The first is a purely technical one, where only the most secure information was used to rebuilt the Eanna sanctuary. The second is a life-like momentum: it shows the loose reconstruction of a religious ceremony.

 

Uruk: The Seleucid Bit Resh

During the Seleucid Period (3rd – 2nd century BCE), Uruk (modern Warka/Iraq) was an important religious centre featuring large complexes of sacral architecture, such as the “Bit Resh”. The animation shows the Anu-Antum temple as the central complex of the Bit Resh.

 

Visualisation of a silver atom

The first episode of Crash Course Chemistry by Hank Green inspired me to visualise a simplified atom. The scale and dimensions are obviously not correct, due to visibility reasons. There are 47 Protons (red) and 60 Neutrons (yellow) in the nucleus of the silver atom. Electrons (blue) circle the nucleus in three different layers. The model follows the theories of Niels Bohr.