Photographer's Note

The Red Basilica dates from the 2nd century AD and is an easy 5 minute walk from central Bergama. It was built by the Romans possibly to worship the Egyptian Gods of Isis and Serapis and perhaps by Hadrian. At this time, (117 -138 AD), Egypt had been a Greek colony ruled by the Ptolemies for centuries, but was Roman ruled since the defeat of Cleopatra in 30 BC. Western Turkey at this time was also largely Greek. Unfortunately, it was closed for repairs at the time of my visit as the scaffolding at right attests. The round tower at far right is now used as a mosque. I might load a workshop later showing a wider angled view. More information here:


For some reason it appears much sharper here:


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