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Experience Çatalhöyük Through Virtual Reality

Experience Çatalhöyük Through Virtual Reality

From 20th-24thNovember 2018, you will be able to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Çatalhöyük without leaving central London. 

For one week, the major exhibition hosted by the Brunei Gallery at SOAS, University of London, is to include a special Virtual Reality experience.

The Virtual Reality (VR) experience will allow visitors to explore the Çatalhöyük site, walk around the mud-brick houses, virtually ‘pick up’ and examine objects, view the honeycomb-like architecture from the rooftops, and see the landscape of the Konya plain. Using VR headsets, visitors will be transported to the 9,000 year-old settlement to gain a unique insight into Neolithic life. 

The Virtual Reality experience has been created as part of the LEAP (Learning of Archaeology through Presence) project, and is included in this exhibition to mark the 25th season of the Çatalhöyük Research Project. It is organised by Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED), with support from the BIAA. 

The free exhibition is open 10.30am - 5pm Tuesday - Saturday, with late night openings until 8pm on Thursdays. After the Virtual Reality event, the full exhibition will remain open until 15thDecember.


For further details and to plan your visit, please see the Brunei Gallery’s website –


For more information about LEAP, please visit –


For more information about the history of BIAA-funded work at Çatalhöyük, please visit –


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