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Bergama

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  • Day15

    Pergamom Acropolis

    November 9, 2020 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    The upper city of a typical Greco-Roman city and one of the better preserved jn Asia Minor. The lower city was mostly built over. Sadly, the altar of Zeus was in great shape, but is in a museum in Berlin.
    The 1st two pictures are of the temple of Trajan, built by Hadrian in the 2nd century. The lower arches held a sacrificial altar. The 3rd looks across what was a royal palace. 4th is the theater, said to be the steepest in the world. It is hellenistic architecture, as much as 400 years older than other theaters I've seen. The 5th looks across what was the hero's house, and last is the view from the top.
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  • Day15

    Red Hall, Pergamon

    November 9, 2020 in Turkey ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    One of the few ancient structures remaining from the lower city of Pergamom, now called Bergama. Red Hall is the local name for the building, made of brick.
    The building was originally constructed as a temple to Isis that was later converted to a church. Pergamon is another of the cities mentioned in Revelation, but this building is newer than 1st century when Revelation is usually dated. The biblical text references the throne of Satan which may have been the altar to Zeus.
    The 1st picture looks down on the Red Hall from the road to the acropolis. The next 3 are closer looks at the building, including a newer statue with an Egyptian style. Last is the interior of one of the towers.
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  • Day5

    Pergamon

    March 9, 2020 in Turkey ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    Canakkale - Troy Tour - Pergamon Tour - Kusadasi (approx. 400km day)

    Today we visited the famous archaeological site of Troy, known for the Trojan Horse and story of Helen of Troy. We found many dogs and puppies with a very protective mum. Lunch at Pergamon and went on a tour of the acropolis of Pergamon - its impressive temples and library made it a cultural and political centre at the time. The cable car was not working so we took taxis up to the sites. Pergamon is famous for its jewellery, stones and silver. A long drive and arrived in Kusadasi this evening in time for dinner.

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    Archaeological Site of Troy
    Troy, with its 4,000 years of history, is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. The first excavations at the site were undertaken by the famous archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann in 1870. In scientific terms, its extensive remains are the most significant demonstration of the first contact between the civilizations of Anatolia and the Mediterranean world. Moreover, the siege of Troy by Spartan and Achaean warriors from Greece in the 13th or 12th century B.C., immortalized by Homer in the Iliad, has inspired great creative artists throughout the world ever since.

    Pergamon, or Pergamum, sometimes referred to by the modern Greek form Pergamos, was a rich and powerful ancient Greek city in Mysia. It is located 26 kilometres from the modern coastline of the Aegean Sea on a promontory on the north side of the river Caicus and northwest of the modern city of Bergama, Turkey..
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Bergama, Пергам, Pérgamo, برگاما, Pergamon, Pergame, פרגמון, Pergamum, Pergamo, ペルガモン, 別迦摩