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The propylon of the Sanctuary of Athena Nikephoros from the Pergamon Acropolis. Pergamon Museum, Berlin at My Favourite Planet

Detail of the propylon of the Sanctuary of Athena Nikephoros from Pergamon. Pergamon Museum, Berlin.
The ground floor of the two-storey propylon of the Sanctuary of Athena Polias Nikephoros (Ἀθηνᾶ Πολιάς Νικηφόρος, Athena of the City, Bringer of Victory) had a porch of four Doric columns (tetrastyle) on the ground floor, above which was a dedicatory inscription by Eumenes II to Athena Nikephoros:


(Basileus Eumenes Athinai Nikeforoi)

King Eumenes to Athena Nikophoros

The upper storey was a balcony with four Ionic columns and fronted by a military frieze depicting armour and weapons.

The propylon has been restored and reconstructed
in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin. See previous page.

See also photos and information about the Propylaia of the
Athens Acropolis on Athens Acropolis gallery, page 10.

Potrtrait of a priestess of Athena from Pergamon at My Favourite Planet

Potrtrait of a priestess of
Athena. Marble, 117-138 AD.
Found in 1884 in the
Byzantine wall, Pergamon.

Pergamon Museum, Berlin.
Inv. No. AvP VII.286.

During the Roman period
marble statues of priestesses
of Athena stood in the
Sanctuary of Athena and
on the altar terrace.

A scale model of the Sanctuary of Athena of Pergamon, in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin at My Favourite Planet

A scale model of the Temple and Sanctuary of Athena in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin.
The group of buildings adjoining the north stoa (behind the temple) formed
the Pergamon Library and the propylon (right, on the outside corner of the stoa).
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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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