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

Pergamon Acropolis: one of the arched tunnels beneath the Temple of Trajan.
The Trajaneum, the sanctuary of the Temple of Trajan (see gallery 1, page 14), was built in the 2nd century AD on a west-facing slope, which was made level by the construction of a 68 × 58 metre terrace supported by a row of eleven arched tunnels (see photos below), built of blocks of local andesite stone (see gallery 1, page 5).

Perhaps surprisingly, these tunnels appear not to have been used for storage.

An arched tunnel beneath the Temple of Trajan, on the Pergamon Acropolis at My Favourite Planet
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Close-up of the theatre and a Byzantine tower on the Pergamon Acropolis, Turkey at My Favourite Planet

The top of the Theatre, the reconstructed marble columns and architrave of
the Temple of Trajan and the arched tunnels of the terrace on which it stands.
The stonework of one of the arched tunnels supporting the Trajaneum, Pergamon Acropolis at My Favourite Planet

Detail of the stonework of one of the arches.
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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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