Pergamon

Pergamon (Greek: τὸ Πέργαμον or ἡ Πέργαμος), or Pergamum, was an ancient Greek city in modern-day Turkey, in Aeolis, today located 16 miles (26 km) from the Aegean Sea on a promontory on the north side of the river Caicus (modern day Bakırçay), that became the capital of the Kingdom of Pergamon during the Hellenistic period, under the Attalid dynasty, 281–133 BC. Pergamon is cited in the book of Revelation as one of the seven churches of Asia. Today, the main sites of ancient Pergamon are to the north and west of the modern city of Bergama.

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Alexander Conze
... In 1878 with engineer Carl Humann, he began excavation at Pergamon in Asia Minor, a project that lasted until 1886 ... Dörpfeld, he started a second archaeological dig at Pergamon in 1900 ... At Pergamon, Conze and Humann uncovered one of the greatest archaeological treasures of Hellenistic civilization, the Pergamon Altar, which today is housed at ...
Attalus I
... surnamed Soter (Greek Σωτὴρ, "Savior" 269 BC – 197 BC) ruled Pergamon, an Ionian Greek polis (what is now Bergama, Turkey), first as dynast, later as king ... This victory, celebrated by the triumphal monument at Pergamon (famous for its Dying Gaul) and the liberation from the Gallic "terror" which it represented, earned for Attalus the name of "Soter ... Aegean, winning honors, collecting spoils, and gaining for Pergamon possession of the Greek islands of Aegina during the first war, and Andros during the second, twice narrowly ...
Pergamon - Notable People
... Epigonus (3rd century BC) Greek sculptor Sosus of Pergamon (2nd century BC) Greek mosaic artist Aelius Nicon (2nd century AD) Greek architect and ...
Pergamum - Notable Structures - Upper Acropolis
... The Great Altar of Pergamon is in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin ... A smaller frieze on a wall inside the Altar of Pergamon depicted the life of Telephus, son of Hercules and legendary founder of Pergamum ... palaces The Heroön - a shrine where the kings of Pergamon, particularly, Attalus I and Eumenes II, were worshipped ...