Thursday, August 31, 2017

Bergama: Pergamon (Greek ancient city) in Turkey


Pergamon is a popular tourist destination in Bergama which is located near to Aegean Sea in Turkey. Pergamon was an ancient Greek city which became the capital of the Kingdom of Pergamon during Hellenistic period under Attalid dynasty (281-133 BC). During Hellenistic period, Pergamon was well-known as a major learning centre and developed city in the ancient world. 

Pergamon site is located on the top of the mountain in Aegean region. To get to Pergamon archoelogical site, you can only access by getting on and off the cable car ride. We actually join the seven days ground tour which takes us to all popular attraction in Istanbul and also outside of Istanbul city. Public transportation is impossible to reach there as it is located very far from the nearby city in Bergama. Once you reach to the top of mountain, you will find many remaining sites of monumental temples, theatres, gymnasium, altar and library on the sloping terrain and surrounded by the city wall of Pergamon.

Heading to the archaelogical ruins from the ancient Roman city of Pergamon by cable car in Turkey
Heading to the archaelogical ruins from the ancient Roman city of Pergamon by cable car in Turkey
Welcome to Bergama or also known as Pergamon, the ancient Roman city in Turkey
Welcome to Bergama or also known as Pergamon, the ancient Roman city in Turkey
Pergamon was cited in the book of Revelation as one of the seven churches of Asia
Pergamon was cited in the book of Revelation as one of the seven churches of Asia
Pergamon was one of the modern city of Bergama that became the capital of Kingdom of Pergamon during Hellenistic Period in Turkey
Pergamon was one of the modern city of Bergama that became the capital of Kingdom of Pergamon during Hellenistic Period in Turkey
The remains of royal palaces in Pergamon, Turkey
The remains of royal palaces in Pergamon, Turkey
The Temple of Trojan at Pergamon in Turkey
The Temple of Trojan at Pergamon in TurkeyAdd caption
It could be a theatre during the ancient Roman city of Pergamon in Turkey
It could be a theatre during the ancient Roman city of Pergamon in Turkey
The remains of archaelogical ruins from the ancient Roman city of Pergamon
The remains of archaelogical ruins from the ancient Roman city of Pergamon
Some of the elements remaining at Pergamon city in Turkey
Some of the elements remaining at Pergamon city in Turkey