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Pergamon Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This internationally renowned ancient history museum contains several fantastic artifacts, including the huge Altar of Zeus and the famous Ishtar Gate from Babylon.
Reviewed November 8, 2012

If you ever go to Berlin, do not miss the Pergamon Museum. It may be the only museum in the world that contains entire buildings. At least, I don't think there's another where you walk directly from ticket sales into a Greek temple. Well, strictly speaking, it's the Pergamon Altar, but if you picture an altar as a marble block big enough to sacrifice a goat, think again. This looks like a full-scale temple -- pillars, statues, steps, etc. It's really quite fragmented, but is so artfully reassembled that it feels intact. Also in the museum are the entire facade from the Mshwata Palace in Jordan, an intricately painted room from a house in Aleppo, and one of the domes from the Alhambra Palace in Spain. But for my money, the prize of the collection is the Ishtar Gate from Nebuchadnezzar's Palace in Babylon. The enormous gate and surrounding court are faced in gigantic, deep-blue ceramic tiles, covered with ranks of bulls, rather odd dragons, and lions. The original double processional of lions rounds out the display.

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Reviewed November 7, 2012

The Pergamon Museum offers a number of "big hits" - the altar from Pergamon, part of a desert castle from Jordan, a large Roman gate and, most imressive of all, amazing ceramics from a ceremonial gate and processional way from Babylon.
Worth going for these alone.
But it also houses a major Islamic collection, with exquisite glass and ceramics, and other major Babylonian artefacts.
I visited teh museum last 25 years ago, and it was as good as I remembered it. The Babylon section is simply stunning.

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Reviewed November 6, 2012

Impressive display of ancient near east culture, especially the huge ancient greek and egyptian rooms. Well worth the visit.

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Reviewed November 6, 2012

Old Anatolian cultures are in one big palace. Very interesting to see. We had a long queue to enter but it was worth.

Thank Suzet J
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

See ancient buildings without leaving town - interesting that such large structures have been relocated into a museum created to house them - OK if you have not seen such things in situ

Thank ColinAndChristina
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