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News and general thoughts

Between the 27th of April and the 21st of June 2016 there will be an exhibition on ziggurats in Strasbourg (France). We were happy to provide two animations for this exhibtion, where you can see the Anu Ziggurat and the Eanna Ziggurat in detail besides other visualisations of ziggurats. If you have the possibility, please check out the exhibition. It was created by the students of the University of Strasbourg. I highly recommend it.

Between the 25th and 29th of April 2016 the 10th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ICAANE)is held in Vienna, Austria. There is a section called “Images in Context: Agency, Audiences & Perception” where I will present a talk about Architectural Reconstructions as a scientific tool. You can find the program and abstracts on the official website.

If you are following us and going to the ICAANE this year, I would be glad if you come by and say hello.

Some folks over at turned one of our graphics, the childrens illustration of an excavation, into an interactive graphic, where you can click on the different people and get their job on the excavation. We are not sure whom to thank for that, but here it is:

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 well as the efforts done by the German Federal Office of Criminal Investigation. Also, you’ll get a glimpse of the now closed Baghdad Museum! The documentary is a must-see for everyone interested in Archaeology and the Near East. Unfortunately, it is only available in German.

You’ll find the video here.

Besides our animations during the exhibition “Uruk – 5000 years of megacity”, there was also one made by the “Deutsche Luft- und Raumfahrtgesellschaft” (DLR). We provided the models and the DLR created a flight through space down to Iraq and into Uruk, during the Seleucid Period. You can find the animation and a comprehensive description in the link below.

Animation @ DLR

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