• Registration Year

    2014

  • Registered Sector

    Pergamon and its Multi-Layered Cultural Landscape

  • Historical Function

    Political and cultural

Registration Criteria

criteria (i), (ii), (iii), (iv) and (vi)

Historical Reference

Pergamon and its Multi-Layered Cultural Landscape (Turkey) rises high above the Bakirçay Plain in Turkey’s Aegean region. The acropolis of Pergamon was the capital of the Hellenistic Attalid Dynasty, a major centre of learning in the ancient world. Monumental temples, theatres, stoa or porticos, gymnasium, altar and library were set into the sloping terrain surrounded by an extensive city wall. The rock-cut Kybele Sanctuary lies to the north-west on another hill visually linked to the acropolis. Later the city became capital of the Roman province of Asia known for its Asclepieion healing centre. The acropolis crowns a landscape containing burial mounds and remains of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires in and around the modern town of Bergama on the lower slopes.

Mr. Mehmet Gönenç
Mayor of Bergama
Bergama Belediyesi
Ertugrul Mah. Eski Belediye Cad. No:1
06531 Bergama, Aegean province of Izmir, Turkey
Tel:
0232 632 80 05 ( Santral )
Fax:
0232 633 20 12
Email:
info@bergama.bel.tr
Prof. Dr. A. Güliz Bilgin Altinöz
Assitan Professors
Orta Dogu Teknik Üniversitesi
mimarlik bolumu Masjeed of Middle East Technical University
06531 Ankara, Turkey
Tel:
+90312210 2203
Fax:

Email:
bilging@metu.edu.tr
Mr. Bülent Türkmen
Arkeolog - UNESCO Dünya Miras? ve Alan Yönetimi Birimi
Bergama Belediyesi

06531 Bergama, Turkey
Tel:
0232 632 80 05 (poste 196)
Fax:

Email:
bulenttrkmn@gmail.com