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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Der Große Altar von Pergamon, Rekonstruktion der Westfront mit Friesplatten der Gigantomachie und originalen Architekturteilen, hellenistisch, Pergamon, um 170 v. Chr.
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James-Simon-Galerie, Bodestraße
10178 Berlin

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Please note: Pergamonmuseum is exclusively entered through James-Simon-Galerie!
All groups meet at the information desk at the upper foyer in James-Simon-Galerie, entering by using the big stairway.
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Due to technical problems the elevator in the museum is out of order. Unfortunately the Museum für Islamische Kunst is not accessible for people with a disability. The access to Antikensammlung with the great massive reconstructions of architectural elements like  the market gate of Miletus is barrier-free.  

 

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