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Guide To The Pergamon Museum, Berlin

One of Germany’s most respected museums, the Pergamon Museum is located at the Museum Island in Berlin. It currently showcases some of the most significant art and archaeological discoveries made under German will and direction, including items excavated from sites like Babylon, Asur, Uruk, Egypt, Priene and Miletus.

Even though the original Museum suffered extensive damage during the Second World War bombings, a large part of the archaeological findings remain intact to date. The Pergamon Museum was eventually renovated and some of the important items on display are the Pergamon altar, the Mshatta facade, the Ishtar Gate and the Processional Way to Babylon along with the throne room door of Nebuchadrezzar II and the Altar Market Gate of Miletus.

The Museum is categorized into three separate sections, namely the Antiquity Collection from the era of the Electors, the Islamic Art Museum and the Near East Museum. The Alexanderplatz in BerlinAntiquity Collection section houses the famed findings of German archaeologists from the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations.

The Near East Museum includes excavations from Babylonia, Assyria and Persia. This elaborate section is spread across 21,000 square feet of display space and has some large, life-size pieces from over 6,000 years of history. Egypt and Iran discoveries are included in the Islamic Art Museum section. Islamic art of over 1100 years are represented here.

Tourists looking to stay near the Pergamon Museum can stay at hotels like the Hackescher Markt, Alexander Plaza, Radisson Blu Hotel Berlin and the Melia Berlin, which offer convenient accommodation options within a 1 kilometre radius of the Museum.

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