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Pergamum: Entry

The kings of Pergamum built their palaces near the summit of the acropolis in the centuries before Christ. As the Romans expanded their power in the second century B.C., prospects of remaining independent faded. The last king of Pergamum gave the city and its realm to the Romans in 133 B.C. Afterward, the Romans made Pergamum an important administrative center for the province of Asia.