Pergamon-Serapis Temple,or Red Basilica

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Serapis Temple is the great temple of the Egyptian gods Isis and/or Serapis, known today as the "Red Basilica" (or Kızıl Avlu in Turkish), about one kilometer south of the Acropolis. It consists of a main building and two round towers within an enormous temenos or sacred area. In the first century AD, the Christian Church at Pergamon inside the main building of the Red Basilica was one of the Seven Churches to which the Book of Revelation was addressed (Revelation 2:12). The forecourt is still supported by the 193 m wide Pergamon Bridge, the largest bridge substruction of antiquity.[5]

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Comments (4)

Ronald Losure on June 7, 2012

Can we see the forecourt or bridge in this photo, dear Suzen?

Bassam Jayousi on June 10, 2012

Impressive ruins. Like

Best wishes, Bassam

Suzen N on June 10, 2012

This is forecourt and facade,dear Ron,thanks for visit and attancion...:-)

Suzen N on June 10, 2012

Thank you for kind visit,dear Bassam :-) Best wishes,Suzen

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 7, 2012
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    by Suzen N
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FX100
    • Taken on 2012/05/26 18:48:39
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1300)
    • Focal Length: 6.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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