Tour to Pergamum

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Tour to Pergamum

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  1. TOUR TO PERGAMUM

Departure for Pergamum and Asclepion tour. Visit Acropolis, Temple Of Athena, the famous Library, the Royal Palaces the Temple of Trojan the steepest Theater of the World, Temple Of Dionysos and Altar of Zeus (the seat of Satan) and the view of the Red Basilica (St.John’s church). Visit ruins of Asclepion (Medical center of the ancient World) .

 

ACROPOLIS

The Acropolis of Pergamum (Pergamon) is certainly dramatic, perched atop a high, steep-sided hill to the northeast of the modern city center .The great temples and dramatic theater  are visible from anywhere in the city, as they were meant to be.

 

Follow the signs to the Akropolis. From the Bergama Museum at the center of Bergama, it's over 5 km (3 miles) to the top of the hill along a narrow road that winds around the hill. A gate near the bottom of the hill is closed during the night to prevent access to the site.

The foundations of the monumental buildings of the ancient city cascade down the hill right to the modern city. It used to be possible to hike to the top of the hill through of Eumenes  and the various gymnasia  and agoras, but the entire archeological site is now enclosed by afence. If you walk, you must walk along the auto road all the way to the summit—a long, hot walk in summer.

As you ascend the hill, note the remains of ancient aqueducts in the valleys to the west and north.

 

Beside it is the Temple of Athena, also partially reconstructed. Between the Traianeum and Athena temple was Pergamum's famous library of 200,000 volumes.

 

Behind these to the east are the ruins of numerous dark stone palaces (not much to look at). West of them, carved into the steep hillside, is the dramatic Hellenistic theater. Like most Hellenic and Hellenistic theaters.

 

ASCLEPION 

The Asclepion (Asklepieion) of Pergamum was perhaps the world's most famous ancient medical center, and is the second-most important site in Bergama.

 

Founded by a man named Archias, the Asclepion of Pergamum became famous under Galen (131-210 AD), a local physician who pursued his medical studies in Greece and Alexandria (Egypt) before settling here as doctor to Pergamum's gladiators.