A couple years ago, I was asked to write a guest post on smarthistoryblog.org about Archeoological Reconstructions. It is a bit old, but I still like it and wanted to share. You’ll find the link below the image, that shows one of the first reconstructions done by an archaeologist.

This drawing was published in 1853  and shows the reconstruction of Niniveh. It was painted by James Ferguesson by the instructions of Sir Henry Layard. Due to the limited sources at that time, the reconstruction is rather fictional.

Ninive nach einer Zeichnung von James Ferguesson nach Henry Layard

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You’ll find the article here: Archaeological Reconstructions, by Sebastian Hageneuer, M.A.

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Layard, Austen Henry. 1853. A Second Series of the Monuments of Nineveh. London: John Murray.

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My name is Sebastian. I am a research associate at the Institute of Archaeology at the University of Cologne, Germany, Discipline for Archaeoinformatics. My special interest lies in reconstructing ancient architecture and thinking about ways to present archaeological knowledge to other researchers and the public in an informative and appealing way. I teach 3D documentation of material culture as well as 3D modelling and archaeological reconstruction and work on several projects as part of my job.

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