Izmir Metropolitan Municipality will determine the road map for bringing the Zeus Altar to its homeland, Bergama. The meeting to be held with the participation of experts will be held tomorrow at Bergama Cultural Center at 14.00:XNUMX.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality will organize a meeting to determine the road map for bringing the Zeus Altar, whose parts were smuggled to Germany in the 1800s, to its homeland Bergama.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Council Member Nezih Özuyar will moderate the meeting to be held at the Bergama Cultural Center at 14.00:18. Opening speeches were made by the Mayor of Bergama Hakan Koştu and İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer. Assoc. Prof. from Çanakkale XNUMX Mart University, Department of History. Dr. Ali Sönmez, Archeology and Art Publications Editor-in-Chief Archaeologist Nezih Başgelen, journalist Ömer Erbil, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Consultant Güven Eken will make technical presentations about the Zeus Altar.
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Council unanimously decided at its meeting dated August 12, 2020 to start the work to bring the Altar of Zeus back to its homeland, Bergama.
The ancient city of Bergama entered the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List in 2014, becoming the world's 999th cultural heritage.