This site 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 porticoes, 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.

- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)

9 sites in this World Heritage

  • Pergamon, the Multi-Layered City
  • Kybele Sanctuary at Kapikaya
  • Ilyas Tepe Tumulus
  • Yigma Tepe Tumulus
  • Ikili Tumuli
  • Tavsan Tepe Tumulus
  • X Tepe Tumulus
  • A Tepe Tumulus
  • Maltepe Tumulus

Pergamon, the Multi-Layered City

Kybele Sanctuary at Kapikaya

Ilyas Tepe Tumulus

Yigma Tepe Tumulus

Ikili Tumuli

Tavsan Tepe Tumulus

X Tepe Tumulus

A Tepe Tumulus

Maltepe Tumulus

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DATA

Region
Europe
Country
Turkey 
Category
Cultural
Name
Pergamon and its Multi-Layered Cultural Landscape
Selection Criteria (?)
(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(vi)
Year of Registered
2014
Keyword
Cultural Landscape, Registered in 2014