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FERRY TO GREEK ISLANDS
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  Pergamon
Located 100 Km North Of Izmir in the Bakircay River Basin, Bergama as one of Turkey’s oldest civilized settlements has yielded archaeological treasures of worldwide importance starting from prehistoric times through the Ionic, Roman and Byzantine civilizations. Bergama which was under the rule of Alexander the Great after his invasion of the city later became the capitol city of Pergamum Kingdom which was founded in the Hellenistic period. Attalos III has left the city to the Roman Empire in 133 BC. The most important remnants found here today are a temple built by Emperor Hadrian in the name of Emperor Traian , a 10.000 seat capacity theater building, the Temple of Athena, the foundations of Zeus Altar which were brought to Berlin Museum after being unearthed, The Dionysos House in the section called Middle City, remnants of Asklepios Temple who was believed to heal people and the Serapis Temple. Some of these monuments were preserved up to the present day. The excavations in Bergama were started by Carl Humman and Alexander Conze and continued by Theodor Wiegand. A museum was established to exhibit the findings found during these excavations and the museum was opened for visit on October 30th 1936 by the governor of izmir, Fazli Gulec. The museum buildings consists of two hangars and two galleries surrounding an inner courtyard. In the year 1924 archaeological opuses , too, were taken to the new museum building. Most of the archaeological opuses in the museum which belong to various periods from early bronze era to the Byzantine period have been found in the excavations made in Bergama and its surrounding. The museum is open to visit everyday except Mondays between 08.30 and 17.30.
 
 
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