The Royal City: The City of Authority by W. M. Ramsey (Offsite Link)

“Pergamum was, undoubtedly, an ancient place, whose foundation reaches back into the beginnings of town life in Asia. The situation is marked out by nature for a great fortified town, but is too large for a mere village. If we could fix the date of its foundation, we should know also the period when society has become so far developed and organised as to seek for defence against foreign invasion, and for offensive power, by combination on a great scale and the formation of a large centre of population. Beyond all other sites in Asia Minor it gives the traveller the impression of a royal city, the home of authority: the rocky hill on which it stands is so huge, and dominates the broad plain of the Caicus so proudly and boldly. The modern town is below the hill, where the earliest village was” (Ramsay, The Letters to the Seven Churches of Asia, Chapter 21). 

On our Holy Days 2000 Page, by following the Pentecost 2000 links,  you may access both audio and transcripts relating the significance of Pergamum to church history. This series by Fred R. Coulter is entitled The Seven Church Harvest.

  • We hope you will visit this magnificent site that chronicles in pictures and text the history of Ancient Pergamos.