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Dick Osseman | all galleries >> Bergama - Pergamon > Bergama
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Turkey, Bergama

Called the Red Hall (Kizil avlu) this is a Roman sanctuary, maybe from the second century AD. It is thought it might be a Serapeion or Temple for Serapis, which is suggested by the statues that were found an the proximity of water: the river Selinus flows under it, through two tunnels. In Byzantine times it was transformed into a basilica with three halls. Part of it is still used as a mosque.

A commentator calls this the Red Church, and she is not alone, however, the Lonely Planet calls is it Red Basilica.

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Gail Campbell johnston 06-May-2008 21:56
This is the ruins of "The Red Church." It is at quite a distance from the last photo...the Temple of Serapis.