Innovative scanning technology developed by the University of Bradford has made it possible to present some of the most important examples of Iron Age situla art in 3D. The high definition of the scans mean that it is possible to pick out fine detail on the various artefacts, including small marks left during manufacture, and to reconstruct how they may have appeared at the time of their deposition. The first artefact scanned in this way is the famous belt plate from Molnik. Further examples of situla art will follow.


The Vače situla

Possibly the most famous example of its kind, and now residing in the National Museum of Slovenia, the Vače situla was described by the archaeologist Jože Kastelic as a work…