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A tree in the Trajaneum of the Pergamon Acropolis, Turkey at My Favourite Planet

Pergamon Acropolis: the Temple of Trajan, with tree.
The Trajaneum, the sacred precinct, or temenos, in which the Temple of Trajan stood, was surrounded on three sides by stoas (see the photo of the model of the Trajaneum below). The open sides of these roofed passageways, facing the quadrangular courtyard in which the temple stood, were supported by rows of columns.

Steps from the stoas on either side of the temple led directly into the courtyard. The stoa to the northeastern end (in the photo above) was part of an L-shaped building raised above a wall, and access to the court was by steps down to a side stoa.

The southwestern side of the courtyard was open so that visitors to the sanctuary could view the theatre, the lower city and countryside in the valley below. This also meant that the temple and sanctuary could be admired by those in the lower city.
A Corinthian column of the Trajan Temple, Pergamon Acropolis, Turkey at My Favourite Planet

Reconstruction of a
Corinthian column and
part of the entabulature
of the east end (rear)
of the Temple of Trajan.
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Remains of the east portico of the Trajan Temple, the Pergamon Acropolis, Turkey at My Favourite Planet

Remains of the east portico of the Trajan Temple.

Model of the Temple of Trajan on the Pergamon Acropolis, in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin at My Favourite Planet

Model of the Trajaneum on the west side of the Pergamon Acropolis, in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin.

See an interactive photo of the whole model of the Pergamon Acropolis on gallery 1, page 4.
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Additional photos: © Konstanze Gundudis

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Some of the information and photos in this guide to Pergamon
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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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