Organized by the Juliopolis Project, the “Faces of Juliopolis” exhibition was held at the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations between 7-25 December 2021 and at Hacettepe University Beytepe Art Gallery between 3-7 January 2022. Then, it was brought together with the visitors at Nallıhan Ayhan Sümer Culture Center between 8-9 February 2022 and 23 Nisan Park and Wedding Hall between 10-11 February 2022.

Having attracted great attention in Ankara and its districts, the exhibition is now open to visitors in İzmir first time beyond its home town.

The “Faces of Juliopolis” exhibition is being brought together with the residents of İzmir with the support of Ege University’s Department of Archaeology. The exhibition will start in the Foyer Area after the panel discussion to be held at Nuri Bilgin Conference Hall, Faculty of Humanities and Letters, Ege University on October 31st at 14.00, and can be visited for 5 days until November 4th.

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 necropolis 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.


Ali Metin Büyükkarakaya, Evren Sertalp

Scientific Committee

Ali Metin Büyükkarakaya (Hacettepe University; AKMAD)

Evren Sertalp (Hacettepe University)

Fabio Cavalli (Accademia Jaufre Rudel di Studi Medievali)

Serpil Eroğlu (Hacettepe University)

Filiz Yenişehirlioğlu (Koç University; VEKAM)


Yusuf Kıraç (The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations)

Murat Yıldırım (The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations)

Umut Alagöz (The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations)

Asuman Alpagut (The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations)

Mustafa Metin (The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations)

Okan Cinemre (The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations)

Tolga Çelik (The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations)

Bahar Hasırcı (The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations)

Ülkü Devecioğlu (The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations)

Mehtap Türkmen (The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations)

Caner Diker (Hacettepe University)

Evren Çubukçu (Hacettepe University)

Erhan Akpınar (Hacettepe University)

Ekim Gümeler (Hacettepe University)

Gökçe Öztürk (Hacettepe University)

Erge Bütün (Hacettepe University)

Yaren Emmez (Hacettepe University)

Mustafa Çelebier (Hacettepe University)

Ozan Kaplan (Hacettepe University)

İnan Ulusoy (Hacettepe University)

Erdal Şen (Hacettepe University)

Elif Başak Aksoy (Hacettepe University; AKMAD)

Burcu Tarıkahya Hacıoğlu (Hacettepe University; AKMAD)

Arzu Beril Kırcı (Koç University VEKAM)

Mehtap Türkyılmaz (Koç University VEKAM)

Alev Ayaokur (Koç University VEKAM)

Duygu Kevser Karadağ (Koç University VEKAM)

Elena Vorobyeva (Koç University)

Muhammed Dolmuş (AKMAD)

Haluk Sağlamtimur (Ege University)

İnan Aydoğan (Ege University)

Metin Batıhan (Ege University)

Gencay Öztürk (Ege University)

Miray Çalışkan (Ege University)

Timuçin Vasfi Ozan (Ege University)

İrem Bıçakçı (Ege University)

Oğuzhan Karaçetin (Ege University)

Elifgül Doğan (Cambridge University)

Ömer Güleryüz (University of York)

Engin Koçak (University of Health Sciences)


Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Culture and Tourism
US Embassy in Ankara
Ankara Metropolitan Municipality
The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations
Koç University VEKAM
Hacettepe University

Ege University
Nallıhan Municipality
Institut Français Turquie
Hacettepe Teknokent
Mediterranean Cultural Heritage Research Association (AKMAD)
Accademia Jaufré Rudel di Studi Medievali