In the last couple days we worked on a new website-system. If everything worked as it was intended, you should not see any changes at all. We changed to a CMS-based website-system to ease our work and have some more control over all the projects we have published so far.

The downside is, that now all our links to the projects have changed. We tried to compensate for that and installed a kind of automatic re-linking system. Anyway, it might be possible that some of the old links are not working any more, we are apologizing for that.

If you have any problems with the website, please feel free to contact and to tell us, so that we have the possibility to work that out.

Artefacts Berlin Portfolio

    We have a winner! Yanis Diaz from Cottbus has won the lottery for the book “Cities that shaped the ancient World”! We wish you a lot of fun with your new book!

    Photo: © Yanis Diaz

      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 read. Here is how you can win:

      You have to follow us either on Facebook or Twitter and either share this post on Facebook or re-tweet this tweet on Twitter. After you have done that, send us a mail to with your Facebook or Twitter name, so we can check. Also, include your shipping address in case you win. I will randomly select a winner on the 24th of December, well because its Christmas. We will send the book to you free of charge. Good luck!

      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.

        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. My personal contribution will talk about the use of archaeological reconstructions as a didactic tool in exhibitions and more general in museums. If you are in Berlin, come by and say hi!

        You can find more information about the conference as well as the program here.