Monday, April 09, 2012

The Computer and the Temple Mount

An event to attend:

Ancient Art Council supporting Ancient Art at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Helen Diller Family Annual Lecture Series

Archaeological Discoveries in Israel

Tuesday, 24 April, 7:00 pm

Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor, 100 – 34th Avenue, Lincoln Park, San Francisco

Dr. Lisa M. Snyder, Urban Simulation Team, University of California at Los Angeles

A Virtual History Tour: Exploring the Interactive Herodian and Umayyad Computer Reconstruction Models of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem

The use of advanced computer imaging offers exciting new opportunities in exploring ancient sites through interactive reconstruction models.  Dr. Snyder will lead a virtual tour through the 1st- and the 8th-century AD reconstructions of the Temple Mount site. Based on excavations, the Herodian version of the simulation model shows the Temple Mount prior to its destruction by the Roman troops in AD 70. An expanded version includes a reconstruction of the early Islamic structures on and around the Temple Mount prior to the major earthquake in AD 749.

Dr. Snyder was the primary modeler on the interactive computer reconstructions of the Temple Mount site that were developed jointly by the Urban Simulation Team and the Israel Antiquities Authority for the Davidson Center in the Jerusalem Archaeological Park.

The event is free and open to the public.


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