Travel Blogs from Bergama
... do not need any more food. The only shot of Dikili is a poor one of the beach. The really interesting thing is that you might be able to see a wave breaking 50m offshore. These waves are breaking over a road which was the beach road and can be seen quite clearly from the beach. In 1933 an earthquake dropped the land by a few metres and the road and 100m of shore was drowned. I thought this was amazing.
Tomorrow we off the Cannakale to the battlefields of ...
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Pergamum is perched on a hilltop which, of course, most of these large centers are for security reasons You can see the dust of galloping horses or lines of solders coming from a far distance.
... sure that before I left, I was fully healed of every disease I did not have.
Another bus trip awaited us, so we caught a dolmuş back to the Otogar and climbed onto a bus heading a couple hours south to Izmir. As we drove, we had the pleasure of meeting David. He was a Hungarian archaeologist working in Ephesus on a week vacation in the middle of his project. He spoke English fluently, so we kept up a lively conversation all the way to Izmir. ...
... our group and explain the various carpets and entice us to buy. The owner of the carpet factory brought more carpets to the hotel in Assos later that evening in hopes to sell more carpets to our group. It is an experience in which anyone traveling to Turkey should participate. Even if you do not walk out with a carpet.
... a theater carved out of the side of the acropolis, Temple of Trajan, the foundations of the Great Altar of Zeus, the ancient healing center of Asclepius, the Temple of Serapis (the Red Hall), and the archaeological museum.Biblical Signficance:
- The church at Pergamum is one of the seven churches named in Revelations.
- Rev. 2:13: Pergamum is described as the place "where Satan's throne is".