"...workers dump wheelbarrows of sand over the foundations of the hospital of Galen, a prominent Roman physician born in the 2nd century AD in the nearby city of Pergamon, or modern-day Bergama.
Friday, October 8, 2010
I was quite disturbed when I read this article in the Lebanon Daily Star. A hospital once used by the famous second century physician Galen is being covered with sand as we speak because the government of Turkey has decided that farmers in western Turkey can't wait for archaeologists to complete excavation of the site before beginning intensive irrigation with water from a dam project built in 2007.
Roman Archaeology Timeline
Roman Archaeology on Dipity.