Monday, May 31

Turkey May 2010 - Pergamon Acropolis

I wish I could take you there. To feel the heat of the sun, and hear the whispering of the grass in the wind. To the site that was once one of the greatest libraries in the ancient world.

The Acropolis consists of the remains of a number of different buildings. This is the temple of Trajan...

...the Trajaneum.

The wall which looks like modern concrete, is in fact, ancient concrete :-).

Obligatory snap of Adam scaring himself with the drop!

The temple of Athena, the oldest building on the site.

Where the Altar of Zeus would have been, if it hadn't been carted off to Berlin. I feel very torn...part of me wishes that the altar was still at the Acropolis, but it needs to be properly conserved (which it is, in a quite wonderful museum).
The theatre had a capacity of 10,000... you can see, it has the steepest seating of any known temple in the ancient world.

And my legs are too short for my feet to touch the next step here too.

The Temple of Dionysus - looks rather a nice little temple. Although I shudder to think what went on there...:-)

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