Pergamom AcropolisNovember 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.Read more