Sunday, June 15, 2014

Traveling: Pergamon Museum, Berlin

(Drivebycuriosity) - Traveler, if you visit Berlin, you should not miss the Pergamon Museum. The collection is part of a group of amazing public museums on the Museum Island in the former East Berlin (wikipedia).

The place shows a huge collection of awesome antique pieces. World famous are reconstructed monumental buildings such as the Pergamon Altar, the Ishtar Gate of Babylon and the Market Gate of Miletus, all consisting of parts transported from the Middle East.

I learned new things from an exhibition, called "5,000 years mega-city", dedicated to Uruk, a city that existed around 4000 to 3100 BC near  the Euphrates river. The place belonged to the cultures of of Sumer and later Babylonia. Maybe it has been a kind of ancient  New York City.

Being at the Pergamon Museum is like traveling in time and visiting places which have disappeared a long time ago. Here are some impressions from my visit last week. Enjoy.

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