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Bergama from Pergamon Hill
Favorite thing: Today the modern Turkish town of Bergama surrounds the ancient precipice and partially covers the ruins of Roman Pergamum.
I saw only upper part of the ancient city (the Hill of Acropolis) and described them it my TTD tips.
Entrance Fee: 5 YTL ($3) - You can see my ticket among hidden pics.
Admission: Open 08:30 - 17:30 every day.
From the front of the terrace there is a magnificent view of the lower terraces of the Acropolis, the Theater, the Temple of Trajan, the town of Bergama and the hills beyond the alluvial plain.
Among other Bergama's notable ruins are the Sanctuary of Asclepius, a temple dedicated to an ancient Greek god of healing, and the "Red Basilica" complex ("Kizil Avlu" in Turkish). Unfortuantely I didn’t see them.
You may watch my high resolution photo of Bergama on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 39° 7' 55.71" N 27° 11' 0.80" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Bergama from Pergamon Hill .
Bergama - Pergamon
Favorite thing: Bergama is famous as the city which was the ancient Greek and Roman cultural center of Pergamon and because the Pergamenes invented a new substance to use in codices, called pergaminus or pergamena (parchment) after the city.
Its ancient ruins continue to attract considerable tourist interest today and lie to the north and west of the modern city. Roman Pergamon is believed to have sustained a population of approximately 150,000 at its height in the first century AD (now only 50,000 live here).
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