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The visualisation of Uruk - First impressions of the first metropolis in the world

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posted on 2018-03-31, 19:50 authored by Sebastian HageneuerSebastian Hageneuer
Since 2008, a collaboration between the Oriental Department of the German Archaeological Institute under the supervision of Dr. Margarete van Ess and the Berlin-based conceptual design agency Artefacts has been carried out to visualise major parts of one of the oldest cities in the world. A mixture of archaeological data, textual sources, ethnographic parallels and structural considerations were used to reconstruct an ancient city, that is in some places preserved only to a height of a couple of centimetres. The
scarce archaeological evidence required a multidisciplinary approach in reconstructing the site. During our work, we developed three modes of presentation: Basic Models, Technical Reconstructions and Extended Reconstructions, each building up on each other. This paper will show their characteristics, advantages and field of usability and present my own concept of Visualised Theories.

Hageneuer, Sebastian. “The Visualisation of Uruk - First Impressions of the First Metropolis in the World.” In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies 2013 (CHNT 18, 2013), edited by Wolfgang Börner and Susanne Uhlirz, 1–12. Wien: Museen der Stadt Wien - Stadtarchäologie, 2014.


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