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, the Exhibition was brought together with Hacettepe residents at Beytepe Art Gallery between January 03 and January 07, 2022.

And now, the Faces of Juliopolis Exhibition is being brought together with the people of Nallıhan. Firstly, it is going to be held at Ayhan Sümer Cultural Center (Nallıhan, District Center) 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.

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)

Muhammed Dolmuş (AKMAD)

Arzu Beril Kırcı (Koç University VEKAM)

Mehtap Türkyılmaz (Koç University VEKAM)

Alev Ayaokur (Koç University VEKAM)

Duygu Kevser Karadağ (Koç University VEKAM)

İnan Ulusoy (Hacettepe University)

Erdal Şen (Hacettepe University)

Caner Diker (Hacettepe University)

Evren Çubukçu (Hacettepe University)

Erhan Akpınar (Hacettepe University)

Ekim Gümeler (Hacettepe University)

Elifgül Doğan (Cambridge University)

Elena Vorobyeva (Koç University)

Gökçe Öztürk (Hacettepe University)

Erge Bütün (Hacettepe University)

Yaren Emmez (Hacettepe University)

Elif Başak Aksoy (Hacettepe University; AKMAD)

Burcu Tarıkahya Hacıoğlu (Hacettepe University; AKMAD)

Ömer Güleryüz (University of York)

Oğuzhan Karaçetin (Ege University)

Mustafa Çelebier (Hacettepe University)

Engin Koçak (University of Health Sciences)

Ozan Kaplan (Hacettepe University)



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 

Nallıhan Municipality 

Mediterranean Cultural Heritage Research Association (AKMAD)

Accademia Jaufre Rudel di Studi Medievali