The Asclepion, the healing center of Pergamum (one of the Seven Churches of Revelation 2), was world famous – named after the healing god Asclepius (one of his titles was "savior!). During the Roman period emperors such as Hadrian, Marcus Aurelius, and Caracalla visited it. People came to the Asclepion for “holistic” treatment that included recreation, theater, music, sports, fasting, late–night runs in the nude, mudpacks, cold and hot baths, potions, herbs, dream interpretation, etc.
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In 1986 an ancient boat was discovered along the northwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee. The boat is a unique find measuring 25.5 ft. [8.2 m.] long with a breadth of 7.5 ft. [2.3 m.]. A boat of this size had a crew of five, and could carry about 15 additional persons. It is dated to the first century A.D.