Pergamon and its Multi-Layered Cultural Landscape, Bergama, Turkey
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member g300td
N 39° 07.157 E 027° 09.900
35S E 514263 N 4330026
Quick Description: The ruins of Pergamon with the Temple of Trajan.
Location: Turkey
Date Posted: 10/29/2014 8:22:19 AM
Waymark Code: WMMRDB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Tervas
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Long Description:
"This site rises high above the Bakirçay Plain in Turkey’s Aegean region. The acropolis of Pergamon was the capital of the Hellenistic Attalid dynasty, a major centre of learning in the ancient world. Monumental temples, theatres, stoa or porticoes, gymnasium, altar and library were set into the sloping terrain surrounded by an extensive city wall. The rock-cut Kybele Sanctuary lies to the north-west on another hill visually linked to the acropolis. Later the city became capital of the Roman province of Asia known for its Asclepieion healing centre. The acropolis crowns a landscape containing burial mounds and remains of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires in and around the modern town of Bergama on the lower slopes."
Source: World Heritage Site
Type: Site

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