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the Pergamon Acropolis the town of Bergama (Pergamon)
Panoramic view northwards over the Selinus valley from the Pergamon Acropolis, Turkey at My Favourite Planet
  Panoramic view of Bergama from the southwest of the town. the Asclepieion
 
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Pergamon gallery 1

37 pages of photos and information about
ancient Pergamon and modern Bergama.
  Pergamon gallery 2

Art and architectural objects from or related
to Pergamon in various museums.
  page subject Pergamon gallery 1 photos and articles:
© David John
 
  1 - 3 General views and panoramas of Bergama,
the Pergamon Acropolis and area.



For details about the sights of Pergamon and Bergama,
including opening times of the Acropolis, Red Basilica,
Asclepieion and Bergama Archaeological Museum,
see page 3: Practical information.

General views and panoramas of Bergama and Pergamon, Turkey at My Favourite Planet

Bergama
landscapes
 
The Pergamon Acropolis
 
  4 Interactive photo of a model of the Pergamon Acropolis.
Interactive plan of the Pergamon Acropolis, Turkey at My Favourite Planet

interactive
Acropolis
 
  5 - 6

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The Hellenistic theatre of the Acropolis.

The remains of the Dionysos Temple near the theatre.

View over the Selinus valley from the Acropolis.

The Hellenistic theatre of the Pergamon Acropolis, Turkey at My Favourite Planet

Hellenistic
theatre
 
  9 - 11

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Arched tunnels beneath the Temple of Trajan (Trajaneum).

Wildlife on the Acropolis.

The arched tunnels beneath the Temple of Trajan, Pergamon Acropolis, Turkey at My Favourite Planet

Trajaneum
tunnels
 
  14 - 19

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The Temple of Trajan (Trajaneum).

The site of the Sanctuary of Athena Nikephoros.

The Temple of Trajan on the Pergamon Acropolis, Turkey at My Favourite Planet

Temple of Trajan
 
  21 - 23 The site of the Great Altar of Zeus.
The site of the Great Altar of Zeus on the Pergamon Acropolis, Turkey at My Favourite Planet

Zeus Altar site
 
  25 - 26 The dam and reservoir on the river Kestel Çayı
(the ancient Ketios).

The dam and reservoir on the river Kestel Çayı (the ancient Ketios), Bergama, Turkey at My Favourite Planet

Kestel Çayı dam
 
Bergama
 
  27 - 30

31 - 34
The Red Basilica (Kızıl Avlu), Bergama.

Views of the town of Bergama.

The town of Bergama, Turkey at My Favourite Planet

Bergama town
 
The Asclepieion
 
  35 The Asclepieion archaeological site, Bergama (Pergamon).
The ancient healing centre, sacred to the god Asclepius.

The Asclepieion archaeological site, Bergama (Pergamon), Turkey at My Favourite Planet

the Asclepieion
 
  page subject Pergamon gallery 2
Art and architectural objects from or related to Pergamon in various museums.
 
  1 - 8 Pergamon personalities

Statues and coins of Greek and Roman rulers
and other famous people connected with Pergamon:

Homer       Alexander the Great

Lysimachos and Philetaerus       Attalus I       Attalus II

Emperor Augustus       Emperor Tiberius       Agrippina the Elder

Photos of Pergamon personalities at My Favourite Planet

Pergamon
personalities
 
  9 - 12 Mortals, marbles ... and a parrot

Ancient works of art from Pergamon now in various musems.

Photos of Pergamese works of art at My Favourite Planet

Pergamese art
 
  13 - 19 Gods and goddesses

Statues of deities found at Pergamon:

Athena with the cross-banded aegis       Athena Parthenos

Hermes (with beard)       Hermes (without beard)

Hermaphroditus       Poseidon       Zeus Ammon

Statues of deities found in Pergamon at My Favourite Planet

Pergamon gods
 
  20 - 26 Architecture in captivity

Parts of ancient buildings from Pergamon,
now in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin, Germany:

Sanctuary of Athena Nikephoros

the Great Altar of Zeus

Architectural artefacts from Pergamon, now in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin at My Favourite Planet

Pergamon
architecture
 
 
Close-up of the theatre and a Byzantine tower on of the Pergamon Acropolis, Turkey at My Favourite Planet

The west face of the Pergamon Acropolis hill above the valley
of the Bergama Çayı river (the ancient Selinus).
 
Close-up of the theatre and a Byzantine tower on of the Pergamon Acropolis, Turkey at My Favourite Planet

Akropol Cad. (also known as Kale Yolu), the 5 km. road from Bergama up to
the Pergamon Acropolis, climbs along the west side of the hill, then loops around
the north and steeply up to the entrance and car park on the east side.
See also the photo on the next gallery page.
Map, photos and articles: © David John

Additional photos: © Konstanze Gundudis

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Some of the information and photos in this guide to Pergamon
originally appeared in 2004 on davidjohnberlin.de.
 
See also
The Cheshire Cat Blog
photo essays about Turkey:

Istanbul Essentials part 1

Istanbul Essentials part 2

Istanbul Essentials part 3
with video

Ionian Spring part 1

Ionian Spring part 2

Ionian Spring part 3
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