Pergamum was the capital of the Pergamum Kingdom under the Attalid dynasty from 281 - 133 BC.  They continually supported Rome against Hellenistic rulers.




Most ruins are from the 2nd century BC.














Pergamum - Asclepion

The acropolis of Pergamum can be seen on the top of the hill.  The  Asclepion is located in the lower part of Pergamum.


The Asclepion was a sanctuary dedicated to Ascelepius, the god of healing.






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