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This is reputedly the steepest amphitheatre anywhere in the Roman Empire. In the bg can be seen the temple of Trajon and part of the temple of Zeus which I uploaded yesterday. This shot gives a better idea of the elevation above the modern town of Bergama below at left. It seated 10,000 people. "Upper Acropolis highlights: * The Hellenistic Theater with a seating capacity of 10,000. This had the steepest seating of any known theater in the ancient world."

Oh and here is a link to the throne of Satan in Berlin museum:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pergamonmuseum_Pergamonaltar.jpg

More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pergamon

Again lighting was not really with me here 100% and I've had to do some burning and dodging to even the light. An alternate spelling of Pergamum is 'Pergamon' . Amphitheatres were built on hillsides to maximize the acoustics.

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