Photographs of Asclepeium

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The Via Sacra from Pergamum to Asclepeium

Pergamum

Council Chamber, Asclepeium
Passage to the treatment rooms, Asclepeium

Asclepeium was the sacrarium to vitality and medicine. The temple was dedicated to Asclepius, the god of healing. It had the reputation of curing all who were treated here (mainly becuase it had a method for turning down anyone expected to die). Its treatments were a combination of faith healing, autosuggestion and contemporary medicines. Much of the "autosuggestion" was reputed to take place under the influence of opiates.

The Via Sacra from Pergamum to Asclepeium

Turkey

Water fountain, Asclepeium