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    Bergama(Pergamon), Turkey_Acropolis, Asclepion, Red Basilica

    By MCTalbot
    Aug 9, '10 4:11 PM EST

    Bergama is the modern name for the Greek city of Pergamon which flourished around 133 B.C.





    The Great Altar of Pergamon is now housed in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin.


    The Asclepion was the Greeks' greatest hospital, known for its vast library as well as the healing waters of its sacred spring...


    The symbols found on this column are used in today's medical symbols. Asclepius is the Greek god of healing and medicine.


    The Red Basilica



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Turkey is at the crossroads of the Middle East and Europe, to this day its unique geographic position has brought with it tremendous conflict. It has been occupied by such diverse civilizations as the Hittites, the Trojans, Lyceans, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantine and Ottomans, finally leading to the establishment of the modern Turkish state. In the wake of these periods of occupation, architecture from each has been deposited throughout the country.

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