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Pergamum is an ancient city founded by colonists on the Aegean coast of Anatolia at the site of the present-day city ,Bergama.
The city went through the Arab, Byzantine and finally the Ottoman period since the XIV. Century.
Pergamum attained a high culture in the Hellenistic era, boasting an outstanding library that rivaled in importance that of Alexandria, a famous school of sculpture and excellent public buildings and monuments of which Zeus Altar as the best example.
In the Roman period, Pergamum played an important role in the early history of Christianity. It was also numbered among the Seven Churches of Revelation.
A young German engineer Carl Humann, who was engaged in building a road in Bergama in 1875 was told that a great quantity of loose stone was available among the ruins at the top of the hill behind the city.Which started as the need for road construction resulted in Humann’s archeological studies and the uncovering of many beautiful pieces including the Zeus Altar and Gateway to the Sanctuary of Athena which were subsequently taken to the Pergamum Museum in Berlin.
Dog was looking threateningly and I had to say 'Hey,Get Cool,I'm not Carl Humann,Easy Boy'.

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