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Sanctuary Asclepius

Pergamum: Athena

Athena was the patron goddess of Pergamum. Strong and chaste, she was considered the protector of the city. Her strength of character is reflected in the statue of Athena shown at the right. This statue stood in the north hall of the sanctuary to Athena that graced the acropolis at Pergamum. The renowned Pergamum library stood next to her sanctuary, showing her close connection with culture, wisdom, crafts, and learning of all sorts. The founding of the cult of Athena at Pergamum is included on the panels on the altar to Zeus, which also stood on the acropolis.  

Statue of Athena
from the sanctuary at Pergamum