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Pergamum, Turkey

Red Basilica, an ancient church complex listed in Revelations as one of the 7 churches of the Apocalypse.

                       

The ancient city of Pergamum sits atop a high hill.  City walls are still solid.

                                                    

Remains of the temple.        The hill containing the theatre was so steep         Agora or marketplace.
that the street below had to be used as the stage.

                     

A nearby hospital includes this snake motif, an arched roof in a round building, and a small theatre.. 

                                         

Part of the hospital complex.    The columned road leading to the hospital offers a view of Pergamum.

         

Silk is unrolled from silk cocoons.  About 50 strands of silk are
spun into each thread.  Threads are then woven into valuable silk Turkish carpets.

         

Seytan Sofrasi, a hilltop south of Ayvalik, offers panoramic views of coastal islands.

A 14th century humpback bridge near Assos.