"Pergamon - Temple of Athena" Ruins of Pergamum Tip by Willettsworld

Ruins of Pergamum, Bergama: 39 reviews and 104 photos

After entering through the City Walls, you come to a large flat area which used to be the Temple of Athena. The temple was dedicated to the city-goddess Athena and to Zeus and was the oldest temple known in Pergamon having been built in the 4th century BC. It was surrounded by Doric columns, 6 to the front and rear, 10 to each side. A double-aisled stoa with attached library was added on the northern side of the temple during the time of Eumenes II (197-159 BC). The reputed 200,000 scrolls kept here were carried off by Anthony in 41 BC and presented to Cleopatra as a wedding present. A single-aisled stoa on the southern side was probably added later in the 2nd century AD.

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  • Written Mar 6, 2010
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