About Us

History at your fingertips

Lithodomos VR’s mission is to bring the ancient world to life for everyone. Founded in 2016, we are archaeologists, artists, and software developers who work to provide our customers with educational, entertaining, engaging, awe-inspiring virtual reality experiences.

Our content is distributed globally on all major VR platforms including the App Store, Google Play, Oculus, and Viveport. Our clients include tour operators, museums, and educators from all over the world, spanning Europe, Asia, America, and Australia.

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Founder, Chief Archaeologist and Content Creator - PhD, MA Archaeology

Simon holds a PhD in classical archaeology and is passionate about the ancient world. He is a renowned global leader in VR archaeology and commercialising digital humanities. Simon is a brilliant story-teller and is focussed on bringing the customer's vision, and the ancient world, to life. 

Tony Simmons

CEO - B.Comm, LLB (Hons.)

Tony is a successful, software entrepreneur who worked as a M&A and IP lawyer in Sydney and London. He founded, grew and exited a global telco software company (ASX : JCS). Tony’s company won the best Australian Software Product in the Australian Business Awards.

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Mariette Barnard

General Manager - B.Sc. Honours Mathematics

Mariette is an experienced financial manager from PwC and excels in client service delivery and project management. She has previously managed customer facing teams at software companies and has a laser focus on exceptional customer delivery.

Dr. M. Hamdi Kan

Co-Founder - PhD Archaeology, M.Sc. Classical Archaeology

As an archaeologist, M. Hamdi Kan believes that archaeology should rely on emerging technological applications for both data production and documentation, as traditional methods are no longer satisfying nor productive. He has implemented 3D modeling, animation and photogrammetry methods in archaeological field work since 2002.

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Dr. Alexander Donald

Archaeologist - PhD, Late Bronze Age Mediterranean art and archaeology

Alex has long been captivated by the ancient world: studying ancient history and fine art before pursuing a PhD in Archaeology. Graduating in 2016, his research focuses predominantly on the art and archaeology of ancient Mediterranean civilisations. Alex is happy to be able to share his interest with a wider audience: translating plans and maps into real spaces with the power of VR.

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Dr. Emanuele Casagrande Cicci

Archaeologist - PhD, MA Roman Archaeology; Archaeology of the Roman Provinces

Trained as a Roman Classical archaeologist (Sapienza University of Rome), Emanuele’s research speciality lies in the field of Roman Archaeology and Architecture, Digital Humanities, Laserscanning, Remote Sensing. His focus is on Roman Architecture with particular regard to the ancient building techniques, the topography of the ancient settlements, the structure-from-motion Photogrammetry and the 3D modelling. He participated in several excavations outside and inside Italy with particular regards to Turkey (Roman province of Cilicia) and Oman (Khor Rori archaeological park). 

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Evelyn Xu

Executive Assistant

Evelyn worked in corporate support roles for 12 years including 7 years of experience providing executive and secretarial support to senior management and committees in both commercial and education sectors, ranging from senior manager to managing director. She holds a double bachelor degree in Commerce and Economics from the University of Tasmania.

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Tom Keep

Research Assistant - B.AS. Hons Psychology, Graduate Diploma of Classics and Archaeology

Tom is a convert from psychology to archaeology, with an interest in understanding the minds and feelings of ancient peoples. Tom is currently undertaking a graduate diploma of classics and archaeology at the University of Melbourne, and is excited at the potential VR offers to emotionally experience historical landscapes as never before possible.

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Anusha Dharmasena

Developer
Anusha has been a software engineer for more than 10 years. He has always had a passion for solving challenging problems with modern technologies. He loves being part of our development team for the cutting-edge tech stack that our VR products are built upon, and always thrives to create the best experience for our clients.
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Christopher Decoster

Senior Developer

Chris is an enthusiastic Technologist and Developer who has a passion for programming and multimedia. With a background in education software, he has worked for a global ASX listed e-learning company. Chris takes pride in software craftsmanship and working with innovative technologies.

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João Paulo Lacerda

3D Artist

João Paulo has a degree in IT and is a 3D genius. During his professional career he has learned about every step of animated movie production but his passion lies in the modeling of organic and non-organic objects and characters. He has also participated in many game projects as art director and as a 3D artist. He loves virtual reality and believes that reconstructing elements of the past as part of LVR’s team is primarily a great opportunity in itself, but also a great source of learning and culture for everyone.

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Bernardo Iraci

3D Artist

Bernardo is an experienced, process driven, 3D graphic artist. He has a wealth of experience managing complex production work-flows and large teams. His passion for technology has seen him become a world leader in 3D content techniques and animations.

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Karam Kattan

3D Artist

Karam has always had a passion for 3D environments, lighting and Blender. His passion grew as he worked for a number of years producing architectural visualization and promotional videos. Karam is excited about Lithodomos VR as it brings the ancient world to life through 3D development.

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Frederic Bograt

Business Development Manager France & UK

Frederic Bograt is responsible for overseeing the French market direct and indirect sales across all segments and partnerships. He has more than two decades of industry international experience, actively contributing to the photography and publishing sectors. Prior to working at Lithodomos VR, Frederic held various executive director positions with Getty Images, Excite Global, Gateway 2000 and Amidom Investment, demonstrating a history of success in identifying new and emerging business opportunities.

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Massimiliano Pische

Business Development Manager Italy

With 25 years of experience in the tourism industry, Massimiliano brings his expertise at both a national and international level. He has worked very closely with clients to establish an in-depth understanding of their needs and requirements. With an enthusiastic approach to current and futuristic technology, he is a passionate ambassador for Lithodomos VR and continues to develop the Italian market.

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Trent Fealy

Graphics Programmer

With a degree in computer science and a background in mobile development, Trent has always had a passion for computer programming and real time 3D graphics. Trent is overjoyed to work with VR technologies and be a part of the amazing team at Lithodomos VR.

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Geoff Whatley

Head of Development

Geoff is a creative problem solver with a passion for all things tech. With an insatiable thirst for knowledge, he lives and breathes development; if he's not neck deep in code, he's either researching the latest and greatest in his field, or he's daydreaming about out of the box solutions for big picture problems.

"In less than a year, our VR tour has become one of our most popular offerings." Nikos Sarafidis, Scooterise

"Our Museum’s virtual reality exhibit gives the visitor a unique opportunity to be transported to another place, and to change the perception of things like time and space. Lithodomos VR has been quintessential to this mission. Our visitors have loved using Lithodomos VR to relive moments and places in history, and to use these reconstructions of these ancient sites as a way to imagine themselves in the past." Nadia Hamid, Living Computers: Museum + Labs

"Our Museum’s virtual reality exhibit gives the visitor a unique opportunity to be transported to another place, and to change the perception of things like time and space. Lithodomos VR has been quintessential to this mission. Our visitors have loved using Lithodomos VR to relive moments and places in history, and to use these reconstructions of these ancient sites as a way to imagine themselves in the past." Nadia Hamid, Living Computers: Museum + Labs

"Lithodomos VR's innovative work with VR technology is the future of education."

Professor Angela Ndalianis, University of Melbourne

"Lithodomos VR have been great collaborators in our research. The app of the Paphos theatre 3D model has enhanced our impact reach and has been of enormous benefit in both public outreach activities and scholarly presentation of our archaeological investigations."

Craig Barker, Director Paphos Theatre Archaeological Project

"Using Lithodomos VR’s self-guided app on-site was an amazing experience and one I would recommend to anyone. Seeing the VR reconstruction overlaid on top of the modern day ruins is unforgettable."

Alex Rose

Contact Us

Lithodomos VR offers a range of products and licensing models customisable to your location and specific needs. Please connect with us via the contact form below, or email us at info@lithodomosvr.com

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