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Ancient Near Eastern Cultures

01.01.2000 until further notice
Pergamonmuseum

The Museum of the Ancient Near East ranks alongside the Louvre and the British Museum as one of the world's leading museums of ancient oriental treasures. Shown in an area covering 2,000 square metres the exhibits convey an impression of six thousand years of history, culture and art in the ancient Near East.

Fourteen rooms are devoted to this collection in the southern wing of the Pergamonmuseum. The collection contains many important examples of architecture, reliefs and smaller objects. Some are of great world significance and were once excavated by German archaeologists. They originate from the Sumerian, Babylonian, Assyrian and northern Syrian/eastern Anatolian regions which today include Iraq, Syria, and Turkey.

One of the major attractions lies along the main axis of this section of the museum. Here visitors can walk through and wonder at the world-famous reconstructions of brilliantly coloured Babylonian monuments: the Processional Way, the Ishtar Gate and the facade of the throne hall of King Nebuchadnezzar II (604 - 562 BC). Sections of the buildings were re-created to approximately the original dimensions by meticulously re-assembling the many broken pieces of excavated glazed bricks. Along the walls depictions of lions, bulls and dragons symbolize the major gods of Babylon.

The main attractions in the Babylonian Hall include the model of the Tower of Babel which was dedicated to Marduk, the chief god of the city, and a copy of the famous stela bearing the laws of King Hammurabi.

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© Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, Museumsinsel / Hans Christian Krass
Die Museumsinsel – Weltkulturerbe im Herzen Berlins
(Guides Tour in German)

Sat 17.11.2018 11:00 am
Museumsinsel Berlin
Public tour
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The Museum Island – World Heritage in the heart of Berlin (Guided Tour in English)

Sat 17.11.2018 11:00 am
Museumsinsel Berlin
Public tour
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© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Pergamonmsueum / Achim Kleuker
Take five
Highlights of the Pergamonmuseum
(Guided Tour in English)

Sat 17.11.2018 11:00 am
Pergamonmuseum
Public tour
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© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Pergamonmsueum / Achim Kleuker

Sat 17.11.2018 03:00 pm
Pergamonmuseum
Public tour
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© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Pergamonmuseum / Achim Kleuker

Thu 13.12.2018 06:00 pm
Pergamonmuseum
Public tour

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Antikensammlung / Johannes Laurentius CC NC-BY-SA

Thu 27.12.2018 06:00 pm
Pergamonmuseum
Public tour

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Pergamonmuseum / Anika Büssemeier

Sun 25.11.2018 11:30 am
Pergamonmuseum
Exhibition talk
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© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Pergamonmuseum / Anika Büssemeier

Sun 02.12.2018 11:30 am
Pergamonmuseum
Exhibition talk

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Islamische Kunst, Johannes Kramer

Sun 23.12.2018 11:30 am
Pergamonmuseum
Exhibition talk

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Fünf Highlights – eine Stunde


Ausstellungsgespräch

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Mesopotamien und die Bibel


Ausstellungsgespräch

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Bodestraße
10178 Berlin

U-Bahn U6 (Friedrichstraße)
S-Bahn S1, S2, S25, S26 (Friedrichstraße); S3, S5, S7, S9 (Hackescher Markt)
Tram M1, 12 (Am Kupfergraben); M4, M5, M6 (Hackescher Markt)
Bus TXL (Staatsoper); 100, 200 (Lustgarten); 147 (Friedrichstraße)

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Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon 10:00 - 18:00
Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00

Opening times on public holidays Plan your visit
During the current stage of renovations, the hall containing the Pergamon Altar is due to remain closed to the public until 2023. The north wing and the gallery of Hellenistic art are also affected by the closure. The South Wing of the Pergamonmuseum, featuring the Market Gate of Miletus, the Ishtar Gate and Processional Way from Babylon, and the Museum of Islamic Art, remains unaffected and is open to the public during this time.
At the moment the finds from Uruk and Habuba Kabira as well as the rooms with babylonian and ancient iranian monuments are not accessible to the public.

Please note that the elevator is out of order until further notice and that due to construction and the high volume of visitors, longer waiting times may be experienced.

Last admission and ticket sales 30 minutes before closing time.

Pergamon Museum
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18,00 EUR Concessions 9,00
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25,00 EUR

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Annual ticket Classic temporary exhibitions not included
50,00 EUR Concessions 25,00

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100,00 EUR Concessions 50,00


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