18 Mar 2008
Oldest Animation Discovered In Iran
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"Long considered a modern invention, animation has apparently been lying about its age. A 5,200-year-old bowl found in Iran's Burnt City in the 1970s features a series of five images that researchers have only recently identified as being sequential, much like those in a zoetrope. Giving the bowl a spin, one would see a goat leaping to snatch leaves from a tree, as seen in the video clip in the above link."