A pile of coins from which a small plant grows to symbolize growing funds. Photo by Micheile Henderson on Unsplash


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Academia

Major Grant Application submitted

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2024-05-24

The last couple of weeks, I was very busy finishing a major grant application. So busy in fact, that I simply couldn’t write any blog entries. But yesterday, I submitted and suddenly feel very free. Although grant applications are hard to get and the probability of being successful is…

A screenshot of Flint Dibble during the Roe Rogan Experience podcast.


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Archaeology

Dibble vs. Hancock

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2024-05-03

A while ago I ranted about a then new Netflix show called Ancient Apocalypse created and moderated by Graham Hancock. Naturally, I wasn’t the only archaeologist discussing this show and many more spoke out. One of them was Flint Dibble, a scholar currently affiliated with Cardiff University, who also…

3D render of the Ashurbanipal Banquet Scene | © Sebastian Hageneuer with kind permission of The British Museum


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Academia Archaeology

Presentation about the Banquet Scene of Ashurbanipal

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2024-04-19

A couple days ago I was presenting about my project on the Banquet Scene of Ashurbanipal to an audience. As I am in the midst of the project itself, I wasn’t sure what to talk about really. I therefore just told the story how I started, what I have…

A person holding two hands full of coins. Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash


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Academia

Getting funding for science or doing science for funding?

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2024-04-05

Lately, I am very much concerned with getting funds to finance my life, but also my research ideas. It is a pretty normal thing to do after your PhD I guess, although stressful. While searching for funds to do my research I often come to a point, where I…

The photo shows the relief BM124794 of the British Museum, where Elamite nobles bring presents to the Neo-Assyrian king Assurbanipal.


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Archaeology

A new trip to the British Museum

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2024-03-29

So I have already reported about my first visit and my second visit at the BM. There, I scanned the Ashurbanipal relief. I was also in Berlin and Leiden to scan further fragments of the same relief. This week I returned to the British Museum to scan yet another…

A typewriter on an old desk. Photo by Daria Kraplak on Unsplash.


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Personal

How to write consistently

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2024-03-22

So I do not see myself as an expert, but I am doing this blog now for more or less exactly three years. Without some minor exceptions, I managed to publish a small article every.single.week. I am pretty proud of that, although I know my articles are not the…

The image shows a small river and residential buildings in Leiden, the Netherlands.


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Archaeology

My trip to Leiden

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2024-03-15

So this week I made a trip to Leiden, the Netherlands, as part of my “Queen’s Garden Relief Project”. The first day I was visiting the faculty of Archaeology and the second day, I was at the Rijksmuseum von Oudheden, where I was scanning a particular piece of the…

The film poster of the Uncharted movie showing the main characters.


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Movies

Uncharted the movie

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2024-03-08

So a while ago I have written about the teaser trailer to the Uncharted movie with Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg. I did not see the movie in the cinema and it took quiet a while until it was released on a platform that I already have access to….

The image shows shelfs after shelfs of archaeological finds. Photo: Sebasitan Hageneuer


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Archaeology

My trip to the Vorderasiatisches Museum

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2024-03-01
So the VAM is the “Vorderasiatisches Museum” in Berlin. I went to their archive to do some scanning and it was quite a view. The archive definitely reminds me of that end scene of the first Indiana Jones movie, although I couldn’t find the covenant…
This image shows the place I worked in with a lot of different gear. Foremost, you see two RTI domes that I used for scanning.


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Archaeology

Meet and Greet: Doing RTI in Austria

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2024-02-23

Last week I was at another project meeting in Bregenz, Austria. I was there to collect some more data for the Meet and Greet project that I am currently involved in. This time, I scanned a bunch of animal bones from excavations in Austria to evaluate the benefits of…

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