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Pergamon gallery 1 Pergamon 28 of 37

The eastern end of the Red Basilica (Kizil Avlu), Bergama, Turkey at My Favourite Planet

Bergama: the eastern end of the "Red Basilica" (Kızıl Avlu) flanked by two rotundas.

Continued from previous page.

Although what remains of the Red Basilica is today a total ruin, the sheer size and thickness of the massive walls still impress, especially when you stand directly under them.

Somebody, somewhere is bound to have calculated how many bricks, tons of clay, mortar and marble, and how many litres of water and man-hours went into to building this monster building. Others are sure to be trying to imagine how the sacred precinct, temple and other buildings originally appeared in all their former glory, with gleaming coloured marble facades, statues and other rich adornments.

A gladiator relief from the Red Basilica, Pergamon, Turkey at My Favourite Planet

A gladiator relief found in the Red Basilica. Roman period.

Bergama Archaeological Museum (Bergama Müzesi).

The Red Basilica at the foot of the Pergamon Acropolis, Bergama, Turkey at My Favourite Planet

The Red Basilica stands at the foot of the Pergamon Acropolis,
on the north side of the town of Bergama.

The local dolmus bus station next to the Red Basilica, Bergama, Turkey at My Favourite Planet

Local dolmus minibuses (right) parked at the otogar (bus station) on Istikläl Mydani, Bergama,
just west of the "Red Basilica" (Kızıl Avlu). See Pergamon guide page 3: practical information.

Panoramic view of the east side of the Red Basilica, Bergama at My Favourite Planet

Panoramic view of the east side of the "Red Basilica" (Kızıl Avlu), Bergama.
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photo essays about Turkey:

Istanbul Essentials part 1

Istanbul Essentials part 2

Istanbul Essentials part 3
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Ionian Spring part 1

Ionian Spring part 2

Ionian Spring part 3
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