While people think about getting to Mars these days, 2.000 years ago, the Greeks were thinking about steam machines! One in particular, Heron of Alexandria (c. 10-70 CE), was very inventive and developed (maybe the first) steam engine! A true genius that is. While he invented a lot of other things, one of his inventions […]
Not all models are the same. When we create 3D visualisations, we build (model) these virtual data in a way, that is helpful to us when creating stills or animations. Sometimes, we build only certain views and sometimes we need to be very exact when we create our models and add a lot of detail. […]
Our reconstruction of the Royal Stables at Pi-Ramesse was published in the current issue of the British NILE Magazine (March/April 2020). It is used within an article about Piramesse. We are happy that our graphic was used and are happy to share this here!
A couple months ago, I had a presentation about the reconstruction of Pi-Ramesse in Berlin, together with the excavator Henning Franzmeier. The lecture, that was organised by the Berliner Antiken Kolleg, was recorded and is now available on YouTube. If you speak German, you can listen and look at it right here.
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 […]
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 […]
In the current issue of the mainstream magazine “Welt der Wunder”, one of our illustrations got published. The article is a feature of Ramesses II. and on page 28 our reconstruction of Pi-Ramesse, the capital of Ramesses II., is used with the caption “The New York of Ancient Egypt”. The article is mainly about Ramesses […]