Pergamon-Trajan Temple and acropolis

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The Great Altar of Pergamon is in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin. The base of this altar remains on the upper part of the Acropolis. It was perhaps this altar, believed to be dedicated to Zeus, that John of Patmos referred to as "Satan's Throne" in his Book of Revelation (Revelation 2:13).Pergamum proudly dedicated temples to three emperors, making the city "temple warden" of the emperor cult three times. The honor of erecting the first temple in Asia to an emperor (Augustus in 29 BC) went to Pergamum. Later came a temple to Trajan (r. 98-117 AD), built by his successor Hadrian. Both emperors were worshiped there. Here, partial reconstruction of the Trajan Temple on the Pergamum acropolis.

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Comments (13)

Ronald Losure on June 7, 2012

Very interesting, and a beautiful picture, too. Like.

Suzen N on June 8, 2012

Thank you,dear Ron,for nice words and like ..:-))I will participate with this picture in June contest of Panoramio...

Lorant on June 9, 2012

Excellent photo composition!

Suzen N on June 9, 2012

Thank you ,Lorant for visit and comments..))

Mehmet Güçlü on July 1, 2012

Güzel açı, güzel kadraj, güzel perspektif. Tebrikler. YS & L

Suzen N on July 1, 2012 cok etkileyici bir yer.Ziyaret ve destek icin tesekurler ,dostum!Selamlar,Suzen,Bulgaria

birgitof on July 1, 2012

My compliments for yr interest shot and all details! I have seen the Pergamon altar in Berlin, many years ago! YSL+VOTED and best wishes,


Alireza Javaheri on July 7, 2012
  • Beautiful Photo ...

  • VOTED & L I K E

Suzen N on July 7, 2012

Thank you,dear friends Birgit and Alireza for your kind attention to my Pergamon photo!Best regards,Suzen

Very good composition, beautiful colors! Like!

Suzen N on August 9, 2012

Thank you ,dear friend Nikos,you are always welcome to my gallery!Best wishes,Suzen

Mehmet baş on September 21, 2012

Mavi gökyüzü ve bulutlar önünde antik çağ kalıntıları, harika renkler, like,

Suzen N on September 21, 2012

Brgamayi cok begenirim ben,dostum..))ide,Efes,Troy,cok guzel eski Yunan sehirleri..))Havasi degisik oyle yerlerin..))

Bulgaristandan Selamlar,Suzen

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Photo taken in 35700 Hamzalısüleymaniye/Bergama/İzmir, Turkey

Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 7, 2012
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    by Suzen N
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FX100
    • Taken on 2012/05/26 19:32:03
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 6.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash