Antique art from the Middle East and Turkey is featured at Berlin’s important Pergamon Museum. In terms of 'wow factor' the collection is matched only by the British Museum.
The highlights are the monumental exhibits from the Roman era, in particular the massive Pergamon Altar from the 2nd century BC and the Market Gate of Miletus.
Fabulous examples from the art of the Near East include the famous Ishtar Gate from ancient Babylon, and the lovely tiled lions from the Processional Way.
You’ll also see intricate gold jewelry, pottery, mosaics and other artworks. Temporary exhibitions explore such topics as miniatures, Islamic art and historic collectors of classical antiquities.
Good way to get acquainted with the city and to see certain sights quickly if there is limited time.
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This was an excellent tour, especially having walked 5/6 miles prior to getting on the bus! The audio commentary was very interesting and informative. Will recommend to others. Thanks. CJG
The Pergamon Museum is on Museum Island. The closest subway is Hackescher Markt on the north bank of the River Spree.