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Library of Pergamum

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Carlos Martinez
Contributors: Alexa Frazey, Kayne Khoury, Julia Doncaster, Adam Rabinowitz
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Aug 10, 2016 05:43 PM History
The Library of Pergamum was constructed by the Attalid ruler Eumenes ll on the acropolis of the city of Pergamon between 197 and 159 BCE to house a vast collection of literary and philosophical works.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.

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  • Library of Pergamum at Pergamum (330 BC - 30 BC)

architectural complex


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Carlos Martinez, Alexa Frazey, Kayne Khoury, Julia Doncaster, and Adam Rabinowitz, 'Library of Pergamum: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2016 <> [accessed: 14 July 2020]

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