HELEN DILLER FAMILY ANNUAL LECTURE SERIES
ARCHAEOLOGICAL DISCOVERIES IN ISRAEL
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Florence Gould Theater • Legion of Honor, San Francisco
"A Virtual History Tour: Exploring the Interactive Herodian and Umayyad
Computer Reconstruction Models of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem."
With DR. LISA M. SNYDER,
Urban Simulation Team, University of California at Los Angeles
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 museum will be closed to the public: Please use the entrance
on the Terrace Level on the north side of the building.
Supported by a grant from the Helen Diller Family Foundation,
a Supporting Foundation of the Jewish Endowment Fund,
and by the Israel Antiquities Authority, and by the
Ancient Art Council of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.