Ancient Worlds. Greeks, Etruscans and Romans

Permanent exhibition
Altes Museum

The permanent exhibition of this world-famous collection gives visitors the chance to immerse themselves in the cultural history of the Greeks, Etruscans and Romans. The display – which is divided up chronologically and thematically – presents some of the key works of classical art, such as the bronze statue known as the Praying Boy, the so-called Berlin Goddess, and outstanding portraits of Caesar and Cleopatra. The architectural epicentre of the display is formed by the rotunda, designed after the Pantheon in Rome, and adorned with statues of Roman deities.   

Myth and Everyday Life

On the main floor, diverse objects in all media and from all genres explore themes such as the “Heroic Age” in early Greece from 1000 to 700 BC and the world of Greek mythology with its moving and dramatic episodes, but also look at everyday life in the classical metropolis of Athens. The display sheds light on the important role of theatre in Greek culture (something that continues to have an influence today), and on the many facets of life in the cities and in the courts of the rulers in the Hellenic era after Alexander the Great, with the stark social contrasts that characterised this time.  

Italia Antiqua

The upper floor depicts the rise of the civilisation of the Etruscans in Italy. A broad spectrum of objects provides an overview of their urban civilization, their religious beliefs, their international contacts throughout the Mediterranean region, and their highly specialised arts and crafts. 

This section is followed by the world of the Roman Empire, with the section “Life and Death in Rome”, with a recreation of lavish Roman dwellings in “Roman Villas: A Life of Luxury”. In “Rome – Faces of the Empire”, stone sculptures, portraits on coins, delicate, small-format gem reliefs and painted portraits allow audiences to come face to face with the families of Roman emperors and citizens alike.     

A permanent exhibition of the Antikensammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

Event at Altes Museum
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Antikensammlung / Valerie Schmidt
Aus aller Welt – Zusammenleben in der Antike


Ausstellungsgespräch | 60 Minuten | 30 Euro

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Altes Museum / Valerie Schmidt
Demokratie in der Antike – Bürgerbeteiligung für alle? (Online)


Workshop online | 90 Minuten | 45 Euro

Ischtar-Tor, 7.-6. Jahrhundert vor Christus
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Achim Kleuker
Fünf Highlights – eine Stunde


Ausstellungsgespräch | 60 Minuten | 30 Euro

Event at Altes Museum
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Antikensammlung / Valerie Schmidt
Göttinnen, Götter, Heldinnen und Helden


Ausstellungsgespräch | 60 Minuten | 30 Euro

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Valerie Schmidt
Held*innen, Schönheiten, Mischwesen! Das Alte Museum kennenlernen (Online)


Workshop online | 90 Minuten | 45 €

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Leo Leowald
It's a Match!?


Projekttag | 240 Minuten | kostenfrei

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Juliane Eirich
© Event at Haus Bastian
Pflanzen im Quadrat – Von der Blüte zum Ornament


Projekttag | 240 Minuten | kostenfrei

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Altes Museum / Valerie Schmidt
Rom – Wer gehörte dazu? (Online)


Workshop online | 90 Minuten | 45 Euro

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Leo Leowald
Schön für mich! Meine Perspektiven auf Museen


Projekttag | 240 Minuten | kostenfrei

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Valerie Schmidt
Sklaverei im antiken Griechenland (Online)


Workshop online | 90 Minuten | 45 €

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Illustration Leo Leowald
Sklaverei in der Antike. Annäherungen an damals, Auswirkungen auf heute


Projekttag | 180 Minuten | 90 Euro

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Leo Leowald
Von gestern und übermorgen. Geschichte der Museumsinsel


Projekttag | 240 Minuten | kostenfrei

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Altes Museum / Valerie Schmidt
Vor Ort! - Sklaverei im antiken Griechenland


Ausstellungsgespräch | 60 Minuten | 30 €

Event at Altes Museum
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Altes Museum / Valerie Schmidt
Vor Ort! Das Alte Museum erkunden


Workshop | 120 Minuten | 60 €

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Illustration Leo Leowald
Wie sieht Glück aus? Glücksdarstellungen


Projekttag | 240 Minuten | kostenfrei

Willkommen im Haus Bastian
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Leo Leowald
Wie sieht Glück aus? Über Zufall, Schicksal und Zufriedenheit (Online)


Workshop online | 90 Minuten | kostenfrei

Veranstaltung im Alten Museum
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Antikensammlung / Valerie Schmidt
Zeichnend das Alte Museum kennenlernen


Workshop | 120 Minuten | 60 Euro

Bildnisse von Gaius Iulius Caesar und Kleopatra VII; Caesar, 1. Jh. v. Chr.–1. Jh. n. Chr.; Kleopatra, um 50–38 v. Chr.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Antikensammlung / Johannes Laurentius; CC NC-BY-SA
Altes Museum | Fremdführung

Altes Museum
Fremdführung

Ansicht der Dauerausstellung „Antike Welten. Griechen, Etrusker und Römer“
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Antikensammlung / Achim Kleuker
Altes Museum | Gruppenanmeldung

Altes Museum
Gruppenanmeldung

Herbstferien-Programm 2021 für Familien und Jugendliche
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin / Valerie Schmidt
Table telephone set, Zwietusch, manufacturer, 1930s, place of use: Berlin
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum Europäischer Kulturen / Ute Franz-Scarciglia
Making of the virtual museum as a model
© ZDF/men work Media Services S.R.L.
Etruscan warrior statuette: youth with helmet throwing a spear, late archaic period (late 6th – early 5th century B.C.)
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Antikensammlung, Fotoarchiv
Nike ("Victoria von Calvatone")
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Antikensammlung
The hall of Roman architecture
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Antikensammlung / Johannes Laurentius

Permanent exhibition

Am Lustgarten
10178 Berlin

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