Worlds oldest animation discoveredMikey 3 comments
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.