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We are not only visualising archaeological content, we are interested in all kinds of science and this time we dove into the depths of physics and chemistry. Inspired by the first episode of Crash Course Chemistry by Hank Green, I visualised a simplified model of a silver atom. The theoretic model of this atom was developed by Niels Bohr, a danish physicist, in 1913.

In the centre you see 47 Protons (red) and 60 Neutrons (yellow) which build the core of the silver atom. The so called nucleus is surrounded by Electrons on three different layers, which circle the core of the atom. This theory was quiet popular until new theories in quantum mechanics proposed new models around 1925.

For a while now, we have been working on several reconstructions for the Uruk Visualisation Project. On our website you will find examples from the Late Uruk Period as well as the Seleucid Period. Besides that, we visualised the ziggurat of the Ur-III Period as well as the famous White Temple, the Stone-Cone Building and the Sin-kashid Palace. Currently, we are working on two new Uruk-related restitutions that we will write about soon.

Most of these works will be presented in the upcoming large Uruk exhibition in Berlin. From the 25th of April to the 8th of September 2013 the Pergamon Museum in Berlin will host the exhibition “Uruk – 5000 years of the megacity”! After that, from October 2013 to April 2014, the exhibition will move to the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen in Mannheim.

As part of the exhibition, our reconstructions will be displayed in order to help with the understanding of the city’s structure and its prominent architecture. They will be seen as animations and stills and will also be featured in the accompanying exhibition catalogue. We are very excited about that and look forward to this big exhibition. To get further information on the exhibition itself, you can visit the official website or the press release of the German Archaeological Institute.

We updated the project page of the Stone-Cone building and added the final video. It shows the complete construction and reconstruction of the Stone-Cone building, from its complex foundation design to reflections about its inner installations. The video was made for a conference talk, so there is no sound, labels or explanations. Go and check it out!

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.


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