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A reconstruction of a section of the entrance to the Pergamon Library, in the Athena Sanctuary, at My Favourite Planet

Part of the entrance from the North Hall of the Pergamon Athena Sanctuary to the Library.
This is the reconstructed right section of the entrance from the upper storey of the North Hall of the Athena Sanctuary leading to the Pergamon Library.

The entrance was built of marble in the Doric style (see drawing below), circa 200-150 BC. The reconstruction, assembled from original fragments, is in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin.

See also the photo below of a reconstructed section of the Athena Polias Temple from Pergamon.



Drawing of the entrance to the Library in the Athena Sanctuary, Pergamon at My Favourite Planet

Drawing of the entrance to the Pergamon Library from the upper storey of the North Hall of the Athena Sanctuary, showing the original position of the reconstructed section.

Pergamene column from the North Hall of the Athena Sanctuary with a palm leaf capital, Pergamon Museum at My Favourite Planet

An inner column from the North Hall of the Athena Sanctuary with a Pergamene "palm leaf" capital. [1]
Marble, circa 200-150 BC.

Pergamon Museum, Berlin.
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A pair of Doric columns with entablature from the Temple of Athena Polias, in the Athena Sanctuary of the Pergamon Acropolis (see drawing below). Built of andesite [2] and tufa, circa 330-300 BC. This reconstruction of original fragments is in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin.  
Doric columns with entablature from the Temple of Athena Polias, Pergamon at My Favourite Planet

Doric columns and entablature
from the Athena Polias Temple, Pergamon.
Andesite and tufa,
circa 330-300 BC.

Pergamon Museum, Berlin.
 

Drawing of the side of the Temple of Athena Polias of the Pergamon Acropolis at My Favourite Planet

Drawing of the side of the Temple of Athena Polias of the Pergamon Acropolis,
showing the original position of the Doric columns and entablature in the photo above.

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Notes, references and links

1. Pergamene columns

This kind of Pergamene "palm leaf" column capital was also used in the stoa of the Trajaneum; in Athens, in the Stoa of Attalus II in the Ancient Agora and the Stoa of Eumenes II on the south slope of the Acropolis; and in a stoa built by Attalus I in Delphi.

2. Andesite

For more about andesite stone and its use as a building material at Pergamon,
see gallery 1, page 5.
 
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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
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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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