My Favourite Planet - the online travel guide
 
Pergamon
  1 introduction
2 history
3 practical info
photo galleries:
  gallery 1
  gallery 2
 
My Favourite

Planet guides

  index of contents
contributors
impressum
sitemap
Turkey
  Istanbul
Ephesus
Kuşadası
Pergamon
Selçuk
Places on My Favourite Planet
England
  Avebury
France
  Paris
Greece
  places in Greece
MFP People
My Favourite

Planet Blogs

Edwin Drood's Column - the blog by The Mysterious Edwin Drood at My Favourite Planet Blogs

Edwin Drood's
Column
 
The Cheshire Cat Blog - travel articles, photo essays and videos at My Favourite Planet Blogs

Cheshire Cat
Blog
Guide to Planet Earth at My Favourite Planet

Guide to
Planet Earth
My Favourite Planet, the online travel guide
home   places   galleries   news   about   contribute   contact   blogs
My Favourite Planet > English > Middle East > Turkey > Pergamon > gallery 2
Pergamon gallery 2 Pergamon art 23 of 26
The Great Altar of Zeus in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin at My Favourite Planet

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 at My Favourite Planet

The goddess Rhea in combat. Part of the Gigantomachy frieze, on the southwest corner of the front of the Zeus altar.
photos and articles:
© David John
galleries

contents page

 

Plan of the Great Altar of Zeus, Pergamon Acropolis, Turkey at My Favourite Planet

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 at My Favourite Planet

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 at My Favourite Planet

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, Pergamon Acropolis, Turkey at My Favourite Planet

The site of the Great Altar of Zeus on the Pergamon Acropolis.

See photos on gallery pages 21 - 23.
Map, photos and articles: © David John

Additional photos: © Konstanze Gundudis

All photos and articles are copyright protected.

Images and materials by other authors
have been attributed where applicable.

Please do not use these photos or articles without permission.

If you are interested in using any of the photos for your website,
blog or publication, please get in contact.

Higher resolution versions are available on request.

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
My Favourite Planet Group page on Facebook Visit the My Favourite Planet Group on Facebook.

Join the group, write a message or comment,
post photos and videos, start a discussion...
< Gallery 2 contents page  
Copyright © 2003-2017 My Favourite Planet  |  contributors  |  impressum  |  index of contents  |  sitemap
 
 
 
my-favourite-planet.com   website design by Ursa Major Design