The AMARNA:3D Project

Recreating the ancient Egyptian city of Akhetaten / Tel El Amarna

Sunlight Study for the Great Aten Temple

In January I worked on another project with Barry Kemp experimenting with a simulation of the sunrise as viewed from the Great Aten Temple entrance area.The Solar Observation and Offering Platform at the Front of the Great Aten Temple by Barry Kemp and...

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Great Aten Temple Photogrammetry Experiment

A quick update regarding a photogrammetric experiment reconstructing the Great Aten Temple entrance area.At the end of the Autumn 2018 excavation period I had a series of conversations with Barry Kemp regarding 3D work of the Great Aten Temple, in...

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Site Update Jan 2015

Updated the website and created a load of placeholders for the various areas I will be developing eventually. Fitted map locations to the placeholders in the version 2 breakdown of the site. Shelved the main front page layout for the moment and linked the About page...

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Began work on the Great Aten Temple for Amarna V2

Well I'm just about finished my University work for this academic year so I have decided to pick up on the Amarna3D version 2 model for my summer project. I will be posting a few images of the work in progress but thought I would post a few images to show what I'm up...

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Tel el Amarna

Perspective view of the early city model

The AMARNA:3D Project started in 2000 as a personal research project in computer animation and developed further into work that has been used in numerous book publications and TV documentaries. The original website was active between 2002 and 2013 when it was converted over to a WordPress site. The old site is still available although no further work will be done to it.

In November 2013 the original developer, Paul Docherty, decided to resurrect the project and began work on AMARNA:3D version 2. This is very much a back burner project as Paul has a lot of other work ongoing. Updates may be intermittent as it is only possible to work on the material sporadically throughout the year.

If you want to contact Paul regarding material on the site please use the contact form below.

Whilst I am not officially affiliated in any way to the Amarna Project I do believe whole heartedly in the excellent work they do on the site. Please visit the Amarna Project website for more information about their ongoing activities and please support the work done through the Amarna Trust.

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Paul Docherty

Paul Docherty

Technical Artist : 3D Historical Reconstruction : Researcher

I am a freelance consultant in 3D graphics having spent over 30 years in this field both commercially and as an academic teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

As a Technical Artist I am experienced in many aspects of 3D computer graphics, however my main research interests focus on historical reconstruction. When not teaching or working on material for the Amarna3D project I am usually experimenting in the field of photogrammetry, the digital 3D reconstruction of various historical sites, or doing serious genealogical research. A number of my active interests can be found on my personal website

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