Pergamum Asclepieion Theatre

(modern Bergama, Turkey)

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Turkey (Asia Minor)

Theatre Type:

Roman Theatre

Date of Construction:

ca. 130-140 AD

Renovation Dates:


GPS Coordinates

39.11968, 27.16541


Cavea Width: 71 meters
Orchestra Width: 15.67 meters

Seating Capacity:


Architectural Drawings:

Plan View

The Santuary of Asclipius (Asklepieion)

Three kilometres (1.9 miles) south of the Acropolis at (39° 7′ 9″ N, 27° 9′ 56″ E), down in the valley, there was the Sanctuary of Asclepius (also known as the Asklepieion), the god of healing. The Asklepieion was approached along an 820-meter colonnaded sacred way. In this place people with health problems could bathe in the water of the sacred spring, and in the patients' dreams Asclepius would appear in a vision to tell them how to cure their illness. Archeology has found lots of gifts and dedications that people would make afterwards, such as small terracotta body parts, no doubt representing what had been healed. Galen, the most famous doctor in the ancient Roman Empire and personal physician of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, worked in the Asklepieion for many years. More...

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