Tag / Syria

German TV documentary about the looted heritage of Syria

Until the 20th of April 2015, you will be able to watch a TV documentary of the German TV station ARD. The documentary offers an insight over the art trade that is dealing with Syrian artefacts that finance directly the terrorist group of ISIS. The documentary shows the work of Syrian archaeologist Cheikhmous Ali as […]

Mari: Visualisation of an excavation trench

We have been working on this project for a while now and finished it just recently. ┬áProf. Butterlin from the University of Paris commissioned us to recreate an excavation trench of Mari in 3D. ┬áThe site Tell Hariri, situated in modern Syria, is unreachable at the moment and the excavation team needed a tool to […]

What to do, if you cannot excavate?

Since the Arab Revolution started in December 2010, several countries in the Near East and North Africa have either forced their leaders to give up their power, protested against them or are still in conflict. Naturally, the archaeological work in these countries came to a stop during that time. In the case of Egypt, excavations […]