PALACE OF EUMENES-II IN PERGAMUM
In front of the entrance to the palace, there is a courtyard paved with smooth stone blocks. There are rooms on both sides of the courtyard used by the soldiers responsible for the security of the palace entrance. The steps seen on the north side of this courtyard, whose columns are made of andesite stone, form the entrance to the palace built by Eumenes-II.
The courtyard in the middle of this peristyle palace is surrounded by living rooms adjacent to each other. A chapel thought to be used as a cult room during the researches carried out here; The remains of a cistern were found within the boundaries of the courtyard, which provided the water for the palace.
There is an altar in the middle of the courtyard that functions as an altar, and also the remains of a fountain in the southwestern corner of the courtyard. On the north side, the section that forms the largest room of the palace was used as the palace hall. Parts of the floor mosaics unearthed in the rooms in the northeast of the palace during the first acropolis excavations are exhibited today in the Pergamon Museum Berlin.
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