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Address: Bodestrasse 1-3, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: 30-2090 5577
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This internationally renowned ancient history museum contains several...
This internationally renowned ancient history museum contains several fantastic artifacts, including the huge Altar of Zeus and the famous Ishtar Gate from Babylon.
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Until you actually see the Ishtar Gate, you can't possibly imagine how striking it is. The scale and grandeur of it simply must be experienced. Also go find the part of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Craig, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Until you actually see the Ishtar Gate, you can't possibly imagine how striking it is. The scale and grandeur of it simply must be experienced. Also go find the part of the Inanna temple, nearly a thousand years older than the Ishtar Gate. The museum is undergoing lots of work right now, but still worth it. Get the three-day pass... More 

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Ishtar gates are mind-boggling--worth the museum fee (12 eur for 1 museum, 18 for a day pass to all on the island). The exhibits are awesome in the original sense.

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Although my mind protests the moving of these treasures from their original habitat, I must admit the presentation is well done.

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Interesting but the main attraction of the Pergamon Altar is not on display until 2020 due to construction work. Also many of the exhibits on the ground floor had been removed in case of damage by construction vibration.

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Amazing and built for unique installation. Can't believe the impact of standing next to the ancient Ishtar Gates.

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Bristol, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Being able to see the Ischtartor Gates leading into the ancient city of Babylon was mind-blowing. This incredible installation takes one back to one of the most Biblical civilizations. It brought tears to my eyes. In another equally stellar installation is the wall of Markttor showing the arches leading into the market area of the city. Berlin has a hard... More 

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Kasane, Botswana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Sometimes we wonder what ancient artifacts or material culture from other cultures are doing in museum exhibitions half way around the world from their original place. I always think of Indiana Jones famous phrase:"It belongs in a museum". In this case and with the recent events in the place of origin of this pieces the above famous phrase is true.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

grat museum. it is just a must if you are passionate about history and if, for some strange reason, you dont like history ..you will like it afterwards :)

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

If you have to visit one museum, this is it. The Ishtar Gates are amazing and the other artifacts - you can actually walk up and down the stairs of one of its largest exhibits.

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Zagreb
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We went 45 minutes before opening and were first in line. By the time it opened a huge line had formed so we were lucky. *HINT* go early. Whem we left - there were still queues waiting to get in - so be forewarned. It was so worth it although it was crowded. The way they've set up the museum... More 

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