From the Ashes: Reviving Ancient Works in Berlin – TIME   Leave a comment

 

 

It’s the result of nine years of painstaking work — essentially a giant 3,000-year-old, 27,000-piece 3D jigsaw puzzle. With plenty of patience and luck, German scholars and archaeologists have managed to re-assemble over 30 monumental basalt sculptures that were once thought lost to World War II bombs. Originally from the ancient site of Tell Halaf, the sculptures now feature in a new exhibition at Berlin’s Pergamon Museum, The Rescued Gods of the Palace of Tell Halaf, serving as a powerful reminder of the glory of the Aramaean civilization — and the persistence of a small group of art lovers.

via From the Ashes: Reviving Ancient Works in Berlin – TIME.

Posted February 6, 2011 by dmacc502 in culture, History, paleontology

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