Pergamon and its Multi-Layered Cultural Landscape built in 3rd century BC.
This site rises high above the Bakirçay Plain in Turkey’s Aegean region. The acropolis of Pergamon was the capital of the Hellenistic Attalid dynasty, a major centre of learning in the ancient world. Monumental temples, theatres, stoa or porticoes, gymnasium, altar and library were set into the sloping terrain surrounded by an extensive city wall. The rock-cut Kybele Sanctuary lies to the north-west on another hill visually linked to the acropolis. Later the city became capital of the Roman province of Asia known for its Asclepieion healing centre. The acropolis crowns a landscape containing burial mounds and remains of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires in and around the modern town of Bergama on the lower slopes.
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#hoteldeville - even though Google maps tells you this is now called something else, you end up in front of the hotel facade and find the old name written in gold, and then you go through a narrow side entrance to find this hidden beauty, how amazing! You have some fun moments inside with your sibling, clicking some pictures, just to then come out and find tourists trying to take pictures from outside without realising they can actually go inside to the courtyard and see it in its full glory