Prehistory and early history

17.10.2009 until further notice
Neues Museum

The Museum of Prehistory and Early History presents its expansive collection together with objects from the Collection of Classical Antiquities on three floors of the Neues Museum.

Visitors are greeted on the ground floor by the room entitled "Odin, Urns, Looted Art", which presents the 180 year old history of the museum, with preserved wall paintings depicting scenes from Nordic mythology. The following room is dedicated to Heinrich Schliemann, who bequeathed his collection of Trojan antiquities to the museum "for their eternal preservation". The room beyond that reveals how various influences in the art and culture of Cyprus conflated in a unique way on the island.

On the first floor, the museum's piano nobile, the visitor is led from the Roman bronze statue of the Xanten Boy, into "The Roman Provinces". From there, the visitor has access to the "Pantheon" - Chipperfield's new South Dome Room, in which two colossal statues of divinities from the 2nd century AD originating from the Egyptian city of Lycopolis await visitors. The next room, "Rome's Northern Neighbours" is dedicated to the tensions between Rome and the Germanic peoples, while "Migration Period and Middle Ages" provides an insight into the time from the Migration Period to the Carolingian Renaissance.

The second floor takes the visitor back to the earliest history of humankind: from the Stone Age, with the famous finds of the Neanderthal from Le Moustier and of modern man from Combe Capelle, through the Neolithic Period and into the Bronze Age. The Berlin Gold Hat exerts a particular fascination here, whose secret symbolism illustrates how exactly calendric knowledge was preserved even so long ago. The tour ends in the Ice Age, with its rich Scythian and Celtic finds. The study collection in historical cabinets from the 19th century complement the exhibition.

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31.07.2016 11:30 Uhr
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Public tour

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte / Klaus Göken

04.08.2016 18:00 Uhr
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Public tour

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Achim Kleuker

07.08.2016 11:30 Uhr
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14.08.2016 11:30 Uhr
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21.08.2016 11:30 Uhr
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27.08.2016 18:00 Uhr
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Long Night of Museums

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28.08.2016 11:30 Uhr
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01.09.2016 18:00 Uhr
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© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Achim Kleuker

04.09.2016 11:30 Uhr
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Public tour

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Achim Kleuker

11.09.2016 11:30 Uhr
Neues Museum
Public tour

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte / Klaus Göken

12.09.2016 16:00 Uhr
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Academy: conversations on art and culture (over several days)

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18.09.2016 11:30 Uhr
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25.09.2016 11:30 Uhr
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Public tour

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Achim Kleuker

02.10.2016 11:30 Uhr
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Public tour

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte / Klaus Göken

06.10.2016 18:00 Uhr
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Public tour

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Achim Kleuker

09.10.2016 11:30 Uhr
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Public tour

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Achim Kleuker

16.10.2016 11:30 Uhr
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© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Achim Kleuker

23.10.2016 11:30 Uhr
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© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Achim Kleuker

30.10.2016 11:30 Uhr
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03.11.2016 18:00 Uhr
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© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Achim Kleuker

06.11.2016 11:30 Uhr
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© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Achim Kleuker

13.11.2016 11:30 Uhr
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© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Achim Kleuker

20.11.2016 11:30 Uhr
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© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Achim Kleuker

27.11.2016 11:30 Uhr
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No description available

01.12.2016 18:00 Uhr
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© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Achim Kleuker

04.12.2016 11:30 Uhr
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Public tour

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Achim Kleuker

11.12.2016 11:30 Uhr
Neues Museum
Public tour

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Achim Kleuker

18.12.2016 11:30 Uhr
Neues Museum
Public tour

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Achim Kleuker

25.12.2016 11:30 Uhr
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Public tour

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte / Herbert Kraft

31.07.2016 14:00 Uhr
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Workshop (one-day)

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07.08.2016 14:00 Uhr
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Workshop (one-day)

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Neues Museum / Juliane Eirich

21.08.2016 14:00 Uhr
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Workshop (one-day)

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte / Claudia Plamp CC NC-BY-SA

16.10.2016 14:00 Uhr
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Workshop (one-day)

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Neues Museum / Juliane Eirich

30.10.2016 14:00 Uhr
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Workshop (one-day)

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06.11.2016 14:00 Uhr
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Workshop (one-day)

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte / Claudia Plamp CC NC-BY-SA

18.12.2016 14:00 Uhr
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Workshop (one-day)

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Auf der Suche nach Troja


Workshop

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Roms Nachbarn im Norden: Germanen zwischen Rhein und Donau


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