Tag Archives: Uruk Visualisation-project

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.

As part of the Ancient Near East section at khanacademy.org, you can learn a lot about the Sumerian culture. One article is dedicated to the Anu Zuggurat and the White Temple in Uruk. We provided our reconstructions to illustrate that article and for everybody to understand better the complex architecture of that time. Take a couple minutes and refresh your memory!

The current issue of the French magazine “Les Cahiers Science & Vie: Histoire et Civilisations” features two of our reconstructions of Uruk. On the bottom left you can see the reconstruction of Architectural Layer 8 and on the bottom right you’ll see the Eanna ziggurat of the Ur-III period. The issue is dedicated to the rise and the necessity of cities during the emergence of civilisations. You can check out their website here.

This project was completed last year and I finally found the time to bring it online. Building E of Uruk is one of the biggest buildings of the ancient city and most certainly one of the most interesting ones. Check out our description and more pictures.

Building E on artefacts-berlin.de

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.


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