Pergamum

After the death of Alexander the Great, one of his generals who is called Lysimachus chose Pergamum as the depository for his wealth. He placed nine thousand talents of gold in Pergamum under the guardianship of Philetaerus who was his lieutenant. After the death of Lysimachus, Philetaerus took advantage of this wealth and founded the independent dynasty of Attalid Kings which later became the center of Hellenistic civilization.
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Asclepion, Pergamum, Turkey

Asclepion, Pergamum, Turkey

Asclepion, Pergamum, Turkey

Asclepion, Pergamum, Turkey

Acropolis, Pergamum, Turkey

Acropolis, Pergamum, Turkey (have a picture in my photo album of us walking down these steps in a very strong wind)

Acropolis, Pergamum, Turkey

Acropolis, Pergamum, Turkey - Great Altar stood here

Acropolis, Pergamum, Turkey

Acropolis, Pergamum, Turkey

Asclepion, Pergamum, Turkey

Asclepion, Pergamum, Turkey

Acropolis, Pergamum, Turkey

Acropolis, Pergamum, Turkey

Asclepion, Pergamum, Turkey

Asclepion, Pergamum, Turkey


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