Der Spiegel reports that the German state of NRW (Nordrhein Westfalen) is canceling all archaeological activities. That’s right. The German state with the highest population,home of the Neander valley (Neanderthal) and countless Roman sites and cities is not just cutting back its budget to 3.3 million Euros next year, it’s completely capping the budget after 2014. No money for no one, no way no how. Not even to put things on ice until the madness ends.
You can SIGN UP against this craziness.
The World of the Celts has just opened in Stuttgart. We’re proud to have been a part of this expansive project, creating two video visualizations of the Fürstensitze (Chieftain residences) Heuneburg and Ipf under the direction of Markus Steffen from the Landesamt für Denkmalpflege. We’ll be posting more about this soon, about the trials and tribulations of creating an expansive settlement covering over 2 square kilometers.
If you find yourself in the vicinity, this is definitely an exhibit worth visiting!
I’ve been dwelling in ancient celtic settlements – the Heuneburg and Ipf, creating 2films, loads of graphics and assets for future use. Above the Steintor from the Heuneburg. I’ll need some time to take care of things neglected, but shall return with some reports of the project once I’ve got clearance.