Pergamon

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Bergama the ancient Greek Ruins. It is one of the steepest theaters in the world.

On our way to Izmir, we decided to stop by Bergama (Pergamon) to just do some sightseeing and I’m so glad we did! The ruins of the old Greek city that was built on that site was mesmerizing! Our first stop was the Kızıl Avlu (Red Basilica) which actually is located within the center of the town. It was built for a Roman Emperor and today still stands, however, due to security reasons, we could only look around from the outside and could not actually enter into the basilica.

And after the Basilica, we took the hill that led to the Asclepion. My favorite part on the Asclepion was the Library, which contained 200.000 books at some point. Now only a few of the columns still stand but as the sun shines through them, the view is spectacular. And on the left side of Library, leading down a really steep hill is the old Theatre. It is one of the steepest theaters in the world. Since I’m afraid of height, I could only look around a little but did not attempt to go down to the center of the theatre. But still it was worth seeing!!!

written by nural on 2010-01-05 in #world #locations #ancient #vacation #diana #turkey #pergamon #bergama #green-ruins

4 Comments

  1. zekiyeayse
    zekiyeayse ·

    cool photos.. i love pergamon!

  2. nural
    nural ·

    thanks :)

  3. stouf
    stouf ·

    Splendid ! This theatre is insane !!!

  4. nural
    nural ·

    Lomographer Was Here! Nural

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