Friday, March 14, 2008

Friday beautiful science

Today's Friday beautiful science comes from an 5200-year old Assyrian bowl, with the oldest known moving animation:

The artefact bears five images depicting a wild goat jumping up to eat the leaves of a tree, which the members of the team at that time had not recognised the relationship between the pictures.

Several years later,Iranian archaeologist Dr Mansur Sadjadi, who became later appointed as the new director of the archaeological team working at the Burnt City discovered that the pictures formed a related series.
I wasn't able to upload the movie (darn blogger) I was able to convert the movie to an mpg, Blogger still hates this movie, but you can watch it in it's original form at Millard Fillmore's Bathtub or the Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies. Very cool!


1 comment:

monado said...

So, spin the bowl and the goat jumps! Marvellous.