URUK: Reconstruction Based on Satellite Data

October 21, 2013

October 28, 2013

The temporary exhibition “URUK – 5000 Years of the Megacity” at the Pergamon Museum on Berlin‘s Museum Island was viewed by some 440,000 visitors. DFD produced an animation based on satellite data for this exhibition in order to give a visual impression of the world’s first metropolis. Now the exhibition moves to the LWL-Museum für Archäologie in Herne, where it will be on display from 3 November 2013 to 21 April 2014.

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The temporary exhibition “URUK – 5000 Years of the Megacity” at the Pergamon Museum on Berlin‘s Museum Island was viewed by some 440,000 visitors. DFD produced an animation based on satellite data for this exhibition in order to give a visual impression of the world’s first metropolis. Now the exhibition moves to the LWL-Museum für Archäologie in Herne, where it will be on display from 3 November 2013 to 21 April 2014.
The exhibition invites visitors to take a walk through the world’s first megacity. Not only was writing invited in Uruk over 5000 years ago; the basis for today’s urban living was also laid there.
Toward the end of the fourth millennium BC, Uruk in Mesopotamia, the city of the legendary king Gilgamesch, was mankind’s first metropolis. It was here that a sophisticated economic and administrative system arose. This exhibition marks the first time Uruk has been so featured. It presents the results of German excavations begun 100 years ago and illustrates life in this Ancient Near Eastern metropolis.
The exhibition “URUK – 5000 Years of the Megacity” is a joint project of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin's Vorderasiatisches Museum (Museum of the Ancient Near East), the Curt-Engelhorn-Stiftung für die Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen in Mannheim, the Orient Department of the German Archaeological Institute, and the German Oriental Society.




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German Aerospace Center (DLR)

German Remote Sensing Data Center
, Science Communication and Visualization
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