The first settlements of the ancient city of Pergamon..
Acropolis means the ‘Upper Town‘. excavations began in 1874 in Pergamon Acropolis and this splendid city was unearthed. The king, his family and top liner persons lived here.
What to see in Acropolis
Temple of Trajan
The most magnificient structure you will see in current Acropolis. This magnificient building is stand as if ‘whole’ with its avesome columns. Ornaments and crowns in the columns are very beautiful. Old, yellowed but very powerful and majestic.
This temple was commissioned by Emperor Hadrian, to honor Emperor Trajan who let him to be the new emperor.
Altar of Zeus
Altar of Zeus was the most magnificent work in Acropolis. But the only thing you will see here is just its stairs. Because they were taken to Berlin by the German excavation with permission from the Ottoman Sultan. (Some say it have been kidnapped, but were purchased in exchange for Money. They also told that the sultan said: ‘We gave stone, we got money’. I do not get mad with Germans. I’m sure they keep better than us the Temple of Zeus. Maybe we would have destroyed it and build a hotel instead ) Altar of Zeus was built by King of Pergamon II. Eumenes in memory of the victory against the Galatians.
Acropolis Theatre Pergamon
Temple of Dionysos
This buildings is just near the theatre.
How to get Acropolis?
Pergamon Acropolis is really beautiful. Must see..