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 […]
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 […]
From November 2019 to May 2020, the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University in association with Princton University, showcased an exhibition called “A Wonder to Behold: Craftmanship and the Creation of Babylon’s Ishtar Gate”. This book is the exhibtion catalogue and features one of our images!
Nearly one year ago, I reported, that I am working on a volume of interdisciplinary and international scholars concerned with the topic of monumentality. Well, it is out now! You can either buy a printed copy or read the free open access PDF of the volume. Just head over to the publishers website, where […]
Together with the excavator Dr. Henning Franzmeier, I will be giving a presentation at the Freie Universität Berlin on the 19th of December 2019.
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 […]
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 […]
Ariane Thomas published a book called “Les peintures murales du palais de Tell Ahmar. Les coleurs de l’empire assyrien” with the Louvre. In it the wonderful wall paintings of Tell Ahmar (the ancient Til Barsib) are displayed and discussed. Til Barsib dates back to the 5th millennium BCE. The wall paintings however are from the […]
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 […]
On the 12th and 13th of October 2018, the University of Cologne is hosting a two-day symposium on digital teaching in archaeology, called “Communicating the Past in the Digital Age“, short #ComPDA. Besides being one of the organisers (as I work at the university also), I will be giving a talk about the challenges of […]