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Timeless Travels Magazine - - EXHIBITION FOCUS -

As part of the ex­hi­bi­tion there will be a re­con­struc­tion of the throne room of one of the An­cient Near East’s most beau­ti­ful build­ings: the palace of the Assyr­ian king, Sen­nacherib.

Bri­tish ar­chae­ol­o­gist Austin Henry La­yard was the first to ex­ca­vate part of the palace, which had lain buried for over 2,500 years, and he sent many pieces to the Bri­tish Mu­seum. But the throne room was left at the site for vis­i­tors to en­joy.

Spe­cial­ists from Delft Uni­ver­sity of Tech­nol­ogy trans­formed dig­i­tal 2D-pho­to­graphs of the royal re­liefs (taken by Ital­ian ar­chae­ol­o­gists in 2003 in Iraq) into pre­cise 3D mod­els.

Although the re­mains of the palace were still stand­ing at that time, they were re­cently de­lib­er­ately de­stroyed by ISIL.

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