Photographer's Note

Modern Bergama or ancient Pergamon withholds many architectural treasures from the time immediately following the Anno Domini (AD), or the New Era. Built in the 2nd century AD, this temple is supposed to have been built for the worshiping of Egyptian gods Serapis, Isis and Harpocrates. The last is a rather strange name for an Egyptian god, isn't it? To me it sounds rather Greek, meaning something like "master of happiness". Later the temple was converted to a Byzantine church.

These days locals call the place Kizil Avlu -"The Red Hall".

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Additional Photos by Anton Lefterov (edal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1105 W: 96 N: 1988] (6804)
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