We just finished a new animation project! The five-minute film shows the detailed construction of the Stone-Cone Building in Uruk beginning with digging the ditch for the foundation and ending with the finished building enclosed by surrounding walls. At the moment we only show some stills of the film, but you can read all about it in the project-description on our website.

We created this infographic in order to show the amount of building material used in the construction of the building. The dimensions are remarkable. Just imagine the expenditure of human labour…

Section showing the interior organisation of the building and its assumed installation.

The enclosure wall was also decorated with mosaic cones. These were green and black clay cones, while the building itself was decorated with stone cones.

    Today we finished the work on the restitution and visualisation of the “White Temple” (Building B) and the Anu Ziggurat in Uruk, a very famous sacred complex dating to the Late Uruk Period. The project is part of the ongoing Uruk Visualisation-Project that we are working on for the German Archaeological Institute in Berlin. The results turned out very nice: We created two possibilities of reconstruction for the “White Temple”. The final images show comprehensive exterior views of the temple on top of the ziggurat, several sections through the building and some very nice interior views that tentatively reveal the lighting conditions inside the temple.

    Sorry for not posting any pictures here, but that will have to wait until the publication is out. Some images will probably be on display, however, in the upcoming Uruk exhibition in the Pergamon Museum in April 2013. We will keep you updated on that.

      Today we finished and uploaded the new website for the Tell Halaf Project. We developed the concept- and screen-design of the website and the new logo for the project. You can read all about the job in the project-description on our website or check out the new Tell Halaf Website for yourselves!

        Today we finished the first part of the Mari Visualisation Project: the restitution and visualisation of the fortifications. It was a great pleasure for us to work with the Mari excavation team of the Sorbonne Paris and a very fruitful cooperation.

        This graphic shows the relation of two of the different building phases of the fortification wall in Mari.

        Reconstruction of the domestic residence in Sector N3.
        You can read more about this project on our project-site.

          Today we set up the exhibition “Auf archäologischer Spurensuche in Syrien – Ausgrabungen in Tell Fecheriye”. It was a lot of work, but the result turned out fine. We even had our first visitors…

          The exhibition’s title display.

          Work in progress..

          We created this life-sized accessible model of an excavation trench for visitors to explore.

          This little girl instantly got comfortable inside the double-jar burial.. :)
          Read more about this project here.
          (Photographs: © Sandra Grabowski & Sebastian Hageneuer)


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