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The Serpent Column, symbol of Medicine, located at the entrance of the Asclepion in Pergamon, Türkiye, the city of many firsts, Jan. 21, 2023. The Asclepion, the world’s most famous ancient medical center, was an ancient healing complex at the base of the Pergamon acropolis, built in honor of Asclepius, the god of healing. The acropolis of the Pergamon upper city features the first Asian library, the first theater with a wooden stage and the Temple of Trajan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tanju Varlıklı)
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