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With a new project the temples of Bergama ancient city, Zeus, Athena Altarand Asklepion will be transformed into 3D platform and the visitors will have a chance to experience them via their tablets
Bergama ancient city was the best example of Turkey’s living culture and that the aim of the project is to reflect this heritage, 3D platform. DHA photo
The four temples of Bergama ancient city, Zeus, Athena Altar, Red Yard and Asklepion will be transformed into a 3D platform and visitors will have a chance to see these ancient venues via their tablets and phones. The project, which was a part of the “History comes alive in 3d” has been launched with the support of Bergama Municipality and Bilkom. The project is being launched for the first time in Turkey.
Students from the architectural faculties of Dokuz Eylül, Gediz, Yaşar Universities took part in the project.
Bergama mayor Mehmet Gönenç and Bergama Chamber of Commerce held a press conference at Tonozlu Hall and said Bergama was a very important area of heritage for the world and for Turkey, which was why the project had been launched, as well as to contribute to the cultural values of the society.
The aim is to present Bergama to the world. Gönenç said that through this project the mystery and the magic of the ancient city would be revealed and would also be transposed to the present day. With this project, people would have the opportunity to learn about the area, he added.
The 3D application is a new opportunity for people to learn about Bergama, he said, noting that, “With this project we are opening a new page for Bergama to let people know more about the ancient history. Bergama is a candidate for UNESCO World Heritage status and we want people to learn how people lived 2,000 years ago.”
Bilkom General Manager Cömert Varlık said people who believed in technology could change the future. “Today, we are proud that we have made a new technological development. No one has thought about it and we are the first to make it.”
Noting that Bergama ancient city was the best example of Turkey’s living culture and that the aim was to reflect that, Varlık said this project would contribute to turkey’s tourism a lot.
When wandering around the Bergama city, you can also experience the 3D facilities through your phone.
Bergama was a small settlement during the Archaic Period. Lysimachos, one of the generals of Alexander the Great and who had become the sovereign of Anatolia after 301 BC, delivered the war expenditures, at the amount of 9000 talents (1 talent is believed to be $7,500 approximately), to Philetarios who was the commander of Pergamon, and the kingdom founded by Philetarios by using this sum of money following Lysimachos’s death, flourished and became the most eminent center of culture of the Hellenistic period for 150 years. Eumenes I, Attalos I and Eumenes II were enthroned successively after Philetarios. Eumenes II took acropolis of Athens as an example and had the acropolis of Pergamon adorned with works of art which reflected fine taste, and Pergamon became one of the most graceful cities of the world. Attalos III, who succeeded Attalos II, handed over his land to the Romans when he died in 133 BC.
The famous Altar of Zeus in Pergamon is on the south of the theater. Eumenes II (197-159 BC) constructed it as a memorial of the victory against the Galatians. This Altar has the shape of a horseshoe and its dimensions are 36.44 by 34.20 meters. It is composed of four parts and the high reliefs on it describe the war between the giants and the gods.
About the project
With this project the information of the archeological excavations will be brought to phones and tablets. The ancient view of the area can also be seen from the phones. The professionals created this project according
to the excavations and findings. People can see the areas with a view of 360 degrees in a virtual environment.