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Published: Les Cahiers Science & Vie

The current issue of the French magazine “Les Cahiers Science & Vie: Histoire et Civilisations” features two of our reconstructions of Uruk. On the bottom left you can see the reconstruction of Architectural Layer 8 and on the bottom right you’ll see the Eanna ziggurat of the Ur-III period. The issue is dedicated to the […]

Presentation at the Humboldt University in Berlin

I will present a talk at the upcoming archeoworks 3 at the Humboldt University in Berlin on the 10th of May. The topic is Digital Archaeology and how archaeologists can use 3D software to visualise scientific results. I will present examples from Mari and Uruk. The talk will be in the lecture hall 2094, starts […]

Project online: Building E of Uruk

This project was completed last year and I finally found the time to bring it online. Building E of Uruk is one of the biggest buildings of the ancient city and most certainly one of the most interesting ones. Check out our description and more pictures. Building E on artefacts-berlin.de

Competition: Win a brand-new book for free!

With a little luck, you can win this book by John Julius Norwich published by Thames & Hudson this November. Cities that shaped the Ancient World is an anthology of ancient cities, that had a major impact on our shared history. The hard-cover book has 240 pages and 151 illustrations and is definitely worth a […]

Article: The Visualisation of Uruk (free PDF)

During the last Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies (CHNT18) I held a presentation of the visualisations of Uruk. Finally, the online-publication is out and you can read the article. The visualisation of Uruk (PDF, 800 KB) Also check out the conferences website.

Conference: Archäologie und Rekonstruktion

I will participate in a conference called “Archäologie und Rekonstruktion” (Archaeology and Reconstruction) held at the Brugsch-Pascha-Saal, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 2-8, 10117 Berlin from the 11th to the 12th December 2014. Topic of this conference is to define the term “reconstruction” in the field of archaeology as well as to talk about the methodology of visualisation. […]

Project online: Uruk in the 21st century… BCE!

This is the last missing part of our Uruk exhibition material. The reconstruction of Uruk during the 3rd dynasty of Ur was actually a long finished project, but was enriched by a loose, lifelike reconstruction of the city for the exhibition “Uruk – 5000 years of megacity”. You can read everything about the project on […]

Project Update: The Late Uruk Period Animation

One of our longer animation for the exhibition “Uruk – 5000 years megacity” was the one explaining the Late Uruk Period. We updated our project page of the Late Uruk Period and finally added the animation for you to watch. You’ll find it at the top here or at the bottom of the project page. […]

New (but old) project online: The Sin-kashid palace of Uruk

During the Uruk exhibition, that was displayed in Berlin and Herne during 2013 and 2014, we presented a detailed reconstruction of the Old-Babylonian palace of Sin-kashid. The nearly five minute long animation shows different parts of the palace and includes actual finds from the excavation. Uruk Visualisation Project: The Sin-kashid palace

New project online: Architectural Layer 8 of Uruk

Recently, we finished a project that consists of three Middle-hall-type buildings, that were connected to each other and varying in size. Architectural Layer 8 of “Untersuchungsareal” 3 in Uruk revealed only these three buildings and some adjacent rooms. With some calculations, we reconstructed the height of the buildings and discovered, that the central building G […]

Interview about 3D reconstruction in Archaeology

Last Thursday, Deutschlandradio Kultur was broadcasting a 5-minute report about 3D visualisations in Archaeology and our contribution to the Uruk exhibition. Nicola Crüsemann, the curator of the Uruk exhibition, was also interviewed. If you want to listen, Deutschlandradio Kultur has kindly allowed us to upload the MP3 of that Interview to our website. If you […]

Preparations for the Uruk exhibition in Herne

Yesterday, I was at the LWL-Museum in Herne to install and check our animations for the exhibition. The preparations are already pretty advanced and the exhibition looks really good! Herne has a lot more space than Berlin had; the exhibition is actually taking up a whole hall. I had a very nice day in the […]

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