Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Izmir Part 6

This is where The Great Alter once stood. It was a huge marble alter built to the god Zeus. The alter itself is now in Berlin. Because it was used for hundreds of years as a place to make sacrifices to "heathen" gods, when Christianity came to Pergamum, they started calling it the "Seat of Satan."

Sydney and I find Zeus irresistible.
The road leading to the Sanctuary of Askeplios. It dates back to the 4th century B.C.
This road is known as the Sacred Way.
This was a major medical center, at the time medicine and religion were very much intertwined.

1 comment:

Our Neck of the Wood's said...

Your pictures are fabulous. I really enjoy seeing what you and your family are up to!