Bergama Antik Kenti B

Bergama Ancient City

Located 130 km north of İzmir, the town of Bergama was the capital of the Pergamon Kingdom, one of the oldest civilizations in the world.

The name Pergamon comes from Pergamos, a mythical hero. It is thought that Pergamos captured the city after killing the king of Teuthrania and named it after himself. According to another legend, the King of Teuthrania, Grynos, asked Pergamos for help in the war, and after the victory, he had two cities founded one named Pergamon in his honor, and the other Gryneion.

Revolutionary inventions such as the discovery of the first tools used in medicine around Bergama, the symbol of pharmacy, the symbol of the nested snake, and the psychological treatment with the sound of water have the signature of Bergama.

The Ancient City of Bergama is located in the easternmost of the West and the westernmost of the East, with its natural beauties, healing natural resources, and masterful architectural works.

Included in the World Heritage Tentative List by UNESCO in 2011, Pergamon was registered as a World Heritage Site in 2014.

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