Our models of and modes of exploring the ancient world are rapidly changing. Digital reconstructions, 3-D imaging techniques and software, integrated multiple-source imagery, and other phenomenal new techniques are making visible the ancient world and its sites in ever expanding and innovative ways.
Future generations of students and scholars have key roles to play in continuing to develop new tools and expand existing ones into critical tools for our ongoing examination of historical sites and the cultures that built them.
Below is a list of just a handful of these dynamic programs incorporated into daily course sections throughout this term.
Created in conjunction with the traveling Berlin/Pergamon Museum exhibition “Uruk: 5000 Years of the Mega-City“, the above reconstructions highlight new techniques in recreating lost or damaged architectural models through digital tools.
A series of still image digital reconstructions of the city complex at Babylon during and after the reign of Neo-Babylonian emperor Nebuchadnezzar II.
An dynamic ongoing project at UCLA that chronicles and recreates the various stages, sections, and historical periods of Egypt’s greatest temple complex.