Pergamon Museum, Berlin

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    by argentia Written Sep 24, 2005

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    The Pergamonmuseum houses treasures from the ancient world, namely Babylon. The museum itself is named for the famous Pergamon Altar. The Altar, built in 160 BC, fills the entire first room of the museum. It's more of a temple than an altar! The frieze on the wall is of the Greek gods...and you can still see some of the paint around where the images of Zeus and Hera are. Also in the museum is the huge Ishtar Gate from Babylon and a reconstruction of the city walls and marketplace.

    Admission is 4 euro and includes an audio guide. This was the only museum we went to in Berlin and we were not disappointed.

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    by Frisbeeace Written Aug 3, 2005

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    The Pergamon is Berlin's most important museum and the only one essential until the Egyptian is moved to the Museum Island. It has three outstanding collections under one roof: the Antiquity Collection, the Museum of the Near East and the Museum of Islamic Art. The highlights are the Pergamon Altar from Asia Minor, the Ishtar Gate of Babylon and the Market Gate of Miletus, monumental reconstructions of impressive beauty.

    English audio guide free with admission. Entrance: €8, €4 reduced, Hours: Tues-Sun 10-6.

    FREE on Thursdays from 6 to 10 pm

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    by mardaska Updated Feb 25, 2005

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    The Pergamon Museum

    The "Berlin Goddess"

    When I first saw that statue I was amazed by its excellent state of preservation.

    It is dated from 580-560 BC and it was discovered in Keratea, just a few kilometers away from Athens, Greece.

    It is made of marble, but you can still see a certain amount of the original paint on the surface.

    Audio tours are available in many languages. Highlight tours are also available in greek.

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    by mardaska Updated Feb 25, 2005
    The Ishtar Gate (detail)

    One of the main attractions of the museum is the architectural reconstruction of the Ishtar Gate and the Babulonian Processional Way from the time of Mebuchadnezzar II (6th century BC).

    Audio tours are available in many languages. Highlight tours are also available in greek.

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    by mardaska Updated Feb 25, 2005

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    The Pergamon Alta

    The Pergamon Museum is the most important in Berlin and holds one of Europe’s most important collections of antiquites.

    The main exhibit is, of course, the Pergamon Altar (2nd century BC). The frieze depicting the battle between the Gods and Giants is regarded as a masterpiece of Hellenistic art. The Altar was taken away from Pergamon and carried to Germany in 1886.

    Its dimensions are 36.4 x 34.2 m. It is composed of four parts and it shows a Gigantomachy with 34 goddesses, 20 gods, 59 giants and 28 animals. If you take a closer look, you will see the names of Gods written in greek.

    Audio tours are available in many languages. Highlight tours are also available in greek.

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    What an absolute treat....

    by Colzy Written Jan 19, 2005

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    The impressive (and old!!) Ishtar Gate

    The Pergamon Museum is suberb. No arguements. SUPERB!! It features treasures ranging from classical Greek, Babylonian, Roman, Islamic and Middle Eastern art and architecture. The three higlights of the museum are generally considered to be:

    1. Market Gate of Miletus - a masterpiece of Roman architecture
    2. The Pergamon Altar - from 165BC is a 120m freize of the Gods doing battle with the giants
    3. Ishtar Gate - from the Babylonian period between 604-562BC glows luminous with glazed brick tiles in cobalt blue and ochre.

    The museum was a very affordable 6 Euro for entry which included audio commentary in many different lagauages for free. Such a great bonus that other museums normally would slog a reasonable sum of $$$$ for. The whole museum is fascinating and as you stroll you try (unsuccessfully) to imagine living in those times and the mind truly boggles. Go there!! You won't regret it

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    Visit the Pergamon Museum

    by MariusG Written Aug 7, 2004
    The Pergamon Room

    Well chosen exhibits make the visit to this museum a must while in Berlin. The most impressive exhibits are the Pergamon Room (Hall #2), the Ishar Gate of Babylon (#9) and the Market Gate of Miletus (#8).
    Don't forget to pick up and make full use of the electronic guide ("audio tour") at the entrance!

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    Pergamon Museum

    by mvtouring Written Mar 31, 2004

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    The Pergamon museum offers you three different exibitions :-
    Antiquities collection - the Pergamon altar, Greek and Roman sculptures and small objects d'art and mosiacs will keep you entertained for quite a good while
    Asio Minor museum - quite a bit of stuff from ancient Babylon
    Museum of Islamic Art - on display is the facade of the Omalyadic castle of Mhatta, some miniature paintings dating from 15th to 17th centruy.

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    by pili Written Dec 13, 2003

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    The Ishtar Gate

    This museum host the beautiful Ishtar Gate. This gate from Babylon dates from the sixth century BC. The glazed tiles, mostly in blue, are in astonishingly good condition given the age. Large pieces from the Processional Way leading up to the Ishtar Gate decorate both sides of the passage.-

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    The Pergamon Museum

    by pili Updated Dec 13, 2003

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    The Pergamon Altar

    The star exhibition is the Pergamon Altar, a Greek construction with beautiful freezes that dates from the second century BC. The remains of this ancient building were shipped to Germany at the end of the nineteenth century.
    Included in the entry fee of Euro 4 is an audio set available in several languages.

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