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The reconstruction of the Great Altar of Zeus from the Pergamon Acropolis. Pergamon Museum, Berlin.
|The remains of the 170 metre-long Gigantomachy frieze and the stairway to the Ionic colonnade entrance on the west side of the Great Altar of Zeus, reconstructed in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin.
The Great Altar of Zeus was built by Eumenes II to celebrate his victory over the Galatians (Gauls).
The Altar was excavated in 1871 by German engineer Carl Humann, who had its remains sent to Berlin.
The goddess Rhea in combat. Part of the Gigantomachy frieze, on the southwest corner of the front of the Zeus altar.
Plan of the Great Altar of Zeus, showing the original locations of the friezes.
Model of the Great Altar of Zeus in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin.
Detail of the south side of the entrance stairway to the Great Altar of Zeus
from the Pergamon Acropolis. Now in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin.
The site of the Great Altar of Zeus on the Pergamon Acropolis.
See photos on gallery pages 21 - 23.
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