Pergamum Heroon

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Description

Heroon, is a sacred enclosure dedicated to the cult of the Pergamene kings. These kings, in their lifetime, were given titles such as soter (saviour) or epiphanes (God Manifest) and were deified after death.
This custom may have laid the foundation for the cult of divine rulers, which became very important in the Roman period and a source of great anxiety for the Christians.