THE "FACES OF JULIOPOLIS” EXHIBITION

MEETS WITH NALLIHAN RESIDENTS AT AYHAN SUMER CULTURE CENTER AND 23 NISAN PARK & WEDDING HALL

Organized as part of the Centennial activities of the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations and in collaboration with the Juliopolis Project, the "Faces of Juliopolis" exhibition was held first at the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations between December 7 and December 25, 2021. Then, it was brought together with Hacettepe residents at Beytepe Art Gallery between 03 - 07 January 2022.

Having attracted great attention, the exhibition is now open to visitors in Nallıhan, where the inhabitants of the Juliopolis Ancient City lived.

First, it is brought together with the people of Nallıhan at Ayhan Sümer Cultural Center (Nallıhan, Merkez) on 08th - 09th February 2022, and then at 23 Nisan Park & Wedding Hall (Çayırhan, Nallıhan) on 10th-11th February 2022.

Prepared with digital infrastructure by the Juliopolis Project, this public archaeology event intends to raise cultural heritage awareness by introducing the Ancient City of Juliopolis, one of the largest necropoles excavated in Anatolia.

The exhibition gives information about the Ancient City of Juliopolis, which was unearthed thanks to the rescue excavations carried out by the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, using contemporary methods based on digital archaeology and anthropology.

Curated by Ali Metin Büyükkarakaya, from Hacettepe University Department of Anthropology and Evren Sertalp, from Hacettepe University Department of Radio, TV, and Cinema, the "Faces of Juliopolis" exhibition opens its doors with the support of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the US Embassy, Ankara Metropolitan Municipality, the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, Koç University VEKAM, Hacettepe University, Nallıhan Municipality, Mediterranean Cultural Heritage Research Association, and Accademia Jaufre Rudel di studi medievali.

Juliopolis Ancient City is located in Çayırhan (Nallıhan) on the Historical Silk Road, approximately 122 km northwest Ankara. It is near the villages of Çayırhan, Sarılar, and Yardibi, which were flooded during the construction of the Sarıyar Dam in 1956. The above-water part of the ancient city is mostly burial grounds and is located on the northeastern shore of the reservoir. Since 2009, the salvage excavations carried out by the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations have unearthed more than 750 graves in the necropolis areas of approximately 100 hectares, called East and West. At the same time, the defense wall of the city and a church structure belonging to the early Byzantine period were unearthed in the eastern necropolis area. Studies show that the foundation of the city dates to the Hellenistic period, that it lived its most glorious times in the Roman period, and that it continued to develop without losing importance, especially in the Byzantine period. The ancient city was located near the Skopas River (Aladağ Stream) along the route known as the Pilgrim Road. Extending from Constantinople to Ancyra and even to the Levant, this route was used for pilgrimage and military expeditions. 

The Faces of Juliopolis Exhibition is a public archaeology event based on information produced by the Juliopolis Project, which prioritizes digital elements and aims to raise awareness of cultural heritage. Accompanied by rich visuals, the exhibition conveys information on the Ancient City of Juliopolis. It intends to bring people face-to-face with the people who lived in the city through holograms prepared using anthropological techniques. At the same time, it displays three-dimensional models and animations about the practices related to death in the cemetery, together with the information on the beliefs and social lives of the people of Juliopolis.

 

Venue: Ayhan Sümer Cultural Center

Address: Aliağa, Fatih Cd. No:14, 06920 Nallıhan/Ankara

Date: 08th-09th February 2022

 

Venue: 23 Nisan Park & Wedding Hall

Address: Çayırhan, Nallıhan

Date: 10th-11th February 2022

“FACES OF JULIOPOLIS” EXHIBITION

IS OPENING AT THE MUSEUM OF ANATOLIAN CIVILIZATIONS

The "Faces of Juliopolis" exhibition, organized as part of the Centennial activities of the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations and in collaboration with the Juliopolis Project, will be open to the museum visitors between December 7 and December 25. Prepared with digital infrastructure by the Juliopolis Project, this public archaeology event intends to raise cultural heritage awareness by introducing the Ancient City of Juliopolis, one of the largest necropoles excavated in Anatolia. Through digital archaeology and anthropology methods, the exhibition conveys information about the Ancient City of Juliopolis, which was unearthed thanks to the rescue excavations carried out by the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. It features holographic displays, three-dimensional models, and animations, introducing the faces of Juliopolis people who lived in the Roman period about 2000 years ago, together with the finds related to their personal objects, beliefs, and social lives. 

The "Faces of Juliopolis" exhibition will be on display between December 7 and December 25 as part of the Centennial events of the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations and in collaboration with the Juliopolis Project. The exhibition gives information about the Ancient City of Juliopolis, which was unearthed thanks to the rescue excavations carried out by the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, using contemporary methods based on digital archaeology and anthropology. Curated by Ali Metin Büyükkarakaya, from Hacettepe University Department of Anthropology and Evren Sertalp, from Hacettepe University Department of Radio, TV, and Cinema, the "Faces of Juliopolis" exhibition opens its doors with the support of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the US Embassy, Ankara Metropolitan Municipality, the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, Koç University VEKAM, Hacettepe University, Nallıhan Municipality, Mediterranean Cultural Heritage Research Association, and Accademia Jaufre Rudel di studi medievali.

Juliopolis Ancient City is located in Çayırhan (Nallıhan) on the Historical Silk Road, approximately 122 km northwest Ankara. It is near the villages of Çayırhan, Sarılar, and Yardibi, which were flooded during the construction of the Sarıyar Dam in 1956. The above-water part of the ancient city is mostly burial grounds and is located on the northeastern shore of the reservoir. Since 2009, the salvage excavations carried out by the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations have unearthed more than 750 graves in the necropolis areas of approximately 100 hectares, called East and West. At the same time, the defense wall of the city and a church structure belonging to the early Byzantine period were unearthed in the eastern necropolis area. Studies show that the foundation of the city dates to the Hellenistic period, that it lived its most glorious times in the Roman period, and that it continued to develop without losing importance, especially in the Byzantine period. The ancient city was located near the Skopas River (Aladağ Stream) along the route known as the Pilgrim Road. Extending from Constantinople to Ancyra and even to the Levant, this route was used for pilgrimage and military expeditions. 

The Faces of Juliopolis Exhibition is a public archaeology event based on information produced by the Juliopolis Project, which prioritizes digital elements and aims to raise awareness of cultural heritage. Accompanied by rich visuals, the exhibition conveys information on the Ancient City of Juliopolis. It intends to bring people face-to-face with the people who lived in the city through holograms prepared using anthropological techniques. At the same time, it displays three-dimensional models and animations about the practices related to death in the cemetery, together with the information on the beliefs and social lives of the people of Juliopolis.

 

Venue: The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations 

Address: Gözcü Sk. No: 2, 06240 Kale, Ulus/Ankara 

Phone: 0312 324 31 60 

Date: 07th – 25th December 2021

Visiting Hours: 08:30 – 17:30 (Open every day)

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