Theatre of Pergamon by Jens Helmstedt
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The Theatre of Pergamon was built in the 3rd century and had a capacity for 10000 viewers. The Akropolis of Pergamon is located on a hill near the modern city of Bergama in western Turkey. From the 8th century BC aeolian Greeks settled here, later in the 4th century BC. the city was under control of generals of Alexander the Great.

During the Pergamon Dynasty under Eumenes I. 263-241 BC the city was famous as important centre of science. 133 BC Pergamon became captital of the province Asia as part of the Roman Empire.

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  • LisaR
    LisaRover 5 years ago

    Great capture. Lovely contrast between the theatre and that beautiful sky!

  • Thank you very much for your nice comment Lisa!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • CanDuCreations
    CanDuCreationsover 5 years ago

    Marvellous work

  • Many thanks for your visit and nice comments Thea!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • CJTill
    CJTillover 5 years ago

    Great capture, that looks steep.

  • Thank you very much for your nice comment Colin!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 5 years ago

    Excellent image Jens!!

  • Many thanks Marvin!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • sonjas
    sonjasabout 5 years ago

    Great shot.

  • Many thanks for your nice comments Sonyas!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • Erhan OZBIYIK
    Erhan OZBIYIKabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful angel and perspectivity with this one..
    FOrms of the clouds with the theater !!!!

  • Thanks for viewing and all your kind comments Erhan! Selamlar!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • Van Coleman
    Van Colemanabout 5 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL!!!!!xxx

  • Many thanks Van!

    – Jens Helmstedt

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 3 years ago

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