Pergamon: World’s First Hospital
Isn’t it impossible to think of a world without hospitals? These days, it is surely impossible. We can thank Pergamon for this obviously, as it is the ancient city where the first healing center Asclepeion was founded. Pergamon, standing in the Aegean region of Turkey, was the capital of Kingdom of Pergamon and the heart of Roman Empire.
Fun fact, the city is also the birthplace of parchment paper, that allowed information and literature got to spread quickly in Anatolia.
What a great place to discover!
There are so much more to discover in the ancient city and unravel its mysteries. If you are interested, pack your bags and join the adventure.