Ruins of a corridor in ancient Pergamum. To the left was the Temple of Athena and to the right, the city’s library, the second largest in the ancient world.
Ruins of the Temple of Athena, Pergamum.
An ancient street in Pergamum.
View from the top of the Acropolis in Pergamum.
Ruins of the theater in Pergamum. The acoustics were so good that a whisper onstage could be heard all the way to the top row.
View from the top of the theater. This is where the expression “nosebleed seats” came from.
Gordon Robertson memorizing his lines for his one-man performance at the theater.
Ruins of the Temple of Trajan. The Pergamenes were known as the “Temple-keepers of Asia.”
The Headless Centurion.
Gordon checking a shot with cameraman Lior Sperandeo.
The foundation of the Great Altar of Zeus. The altar itself is in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin.
Ruins of the Altar of Zeus, the spot some scholars think is the “Seat of Satan” mentioned in Revelation.
The view from the “Seat of Satan.”
Gordon preparing for a standup at the Temple of Trajan.
Gordon gets a thumbs-up from Lior and producer Erin Zimmerman.
Sadly, I did not see the cable cars until after the terrifying hike up the side of this mountain.
Lior on the Via Sacra (“Sacred Way”). Above his head, you can see the Acropolis of Pergamum.
An altar to the Greek snake-god Asklepios, the god of healing. Here patients offered sacrifices to get healing from Asklepios.
Dormitories in the world’s first psychiatric hospital, the Asklepion of Pergamum. This facility was a cross between a hospital and a health spa.
One of the world’s first hot tubs.
A flock of sheep threaten to interrupt our shoot at the Asklepion.
For the record, there was no “Sheep Crossing” sign at the entrance.
Would you buy honey at the Seat of Satan? Actually we did, and it was excellent.
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