From Izmir to Canakkale May 28th 2012 We started the day by travelling to Pergamon which in 133BC became the capital of the Roman Province of Asia. There we visited the remains of possibly the first medical centre in the world known as the Asclepieum. Pearched on the surrounding hillside is the acropolis of ancient Pergamon where in the 8th century BC the city was ruled for a time by one of Alexander the Great's generals.
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Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Izmir Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa KEMAL, who was later honored with the title Ataturk, or "Father of the Turks." Under his authoritarian leadership, the country adopt... ... read more