Worlds oldest animation discovered

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Worlds oldest animation discovered

Ever since I saw this story yesterday I haven't been able to stop looking at it. Here's the back story. During the 70's scientists unearthed a goblet from a burial site in Iran. But researchers only recently noticed the markings on said goblet form an animation. At 5,200 years old, this is the oldest known animation in the history of man-kind.

And in fairness, considering the time period and the minimal frame buffer (sorry - geek speak), it's actually quite good. When each image of the goblet is placed in sequence you can clearly see the goat walk to the tree and jump to get leaves.



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Kim OJ

Thursday 13th March 2008 | 08:24 AM

Is so that you can actually perceive the animation if you spin the goblet?

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Thursday 13th March 2008 | 09:01 AM

Haha cool. Like when you're a kid and you spend a whole class at school doodling imagines in the bottom of your exercise book pages, so you can flick the pages and watch an animation. :-)

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Thursday 13th March 2008 | 10:25 AM

How about that.

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