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Ancient Sagalassos, Turkey

by the K. U. Leuven Center for the Processing of Speech and Images
page updated 1/23/2001
The ruins of the city of Sagalassos lay on the southern flank of the Aglasun mountain ridge in southwestern Turkey (a part of the Taurus-mountains) at a height between 1400 and 1650 meters.  A team from the University of Leuven (K.U.Leuven), Belgium, under the direction of Professor Marc Waelkens, has been excavating the whole area since 1990 and dug up some wonderful treasures. Our Web site uses Sagalassos as a showcase for 3D-modelling technology, developed by a team of engineers (Marc Pollefeys, Reinhard Koch, Maarten Vergauwen, and Marc Proesmans) working at E.S.A.T., the department of electrical engineering of the K.U.Leuven.
Site of Sagalassos
The site of Sagalassos
The Bath complex at Sagalassos
The bath at Sagalassos (click on the image to enlarge - 196k)
The Theater at Sagalassos
The Theater at Sagalassos (click on the image to enlarge - 390k)
A virtual reality model of the site is also being prepared, the results can also be viewed at their Web site.
Contacts for the 3D modeling packages and the virtual models can be reached at the K.U.Leuven Center
for the Processing of Speech and Images: 
Prof. Marc Pollefeys -


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