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Pergamon Museum

The Pergamon Museum is situated on the Museum Island in Berlin. The Pergamon houses original-sized, reconstructed monumental buildings such as the Pergamon Altar, the Market Gate of Miletus, all consisting of parts transported from Turkey. The museum is subdivided into the antiquity collection, the Middle East museum, and the museum of Islamic art. The museum is visited by approximately 850,000 people every year, making it the most visited art museum in Germany (2006). The antiquity collection contains sculpture from archaic to Hellenistic ages as well as artwork from Greek and Roman antiquity: architecture, sculptures, inscriptions, mosaics, bronzes, jewelry and pottery. The main exhibits are the Pergamon Altar from the 2nd century BC, with a 113 meters (371 ft) long sculptural frieze depicting the struggle of the gods and the giants, and the Gate of Miletus from Roman antiquity. The Islamic art museum displays artwork from the 8th to the 19th century ranging from Spain to India, the main attraction is the Mshatta facade, which originates from an unfinished early Islamic desert palace located south of Amman in present-day Jordan. The Middle East Museum exhibition displays objects, found by German archeologists and others, from the areas of Assyrian, Sumerian and Babylonian culture. The main display is the Ishtar Gate and the Procession Way of Babylon together with the throne room facade of Nebuchadrezzar II.

For more information regarding Pergamon Museum please contact Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Generale Directorate - Visitor Services Christoffer Richartz Genthiner Straße 38 D - 10785 Berlin Telephone: +49 - (0)30 - 266 42 2201, E-mail: service@smb.museum

Pergamon Museum
Pergamon Museum
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Bode Museum

The Bode Museum belongs to the group of museums on the Museum Island in Berlin and is a historically preserved building. The sculpture collection shows art of the Christian Orient (with an emphasis on Coptic Egypt), sculptures from Byzantium and Ravenna, sculptures of the Middle Ages, the Italian Gothic, and the early Renaissance. Late German Gothic works are also represented by Tilman Riemenschneider, the south German Renaissance, and Prussian baroque art up to the 18th century. In the future selected works of the Gemäldegalerie will be integrated into the sculpture collection. The Münzkabinett ("coin cabinet"), currently housed at the neighboring Pergamon Museum, is one of the world's largest numismatic collections. Its range spans from the beginning of minting in the seventh century B.C. in Asia Minor up to the present day. With approximately 500,000 items the collection is a unique archive for historical research, while its medal collection makes it an important art exhibition at the same time.

For more information and enquiries regarding the Sculpture Collection and Museum of Byzantine Art please contact Bodestraße 1-3, 10178 Berlin, Tel. +49 - (0)30 - 2090 5601, E-mail: sbm@smb.spk-berlin.de

For more information and enquiries regarding the Numismatic Collection please contact Bodestr. 1-3, 10178 Berlin, Tel: +49 - (0)30 - 2090 5701, E-mail: mk@smb.spk-berlin.de

Bode Museum

The front side of The Bode Museum
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Neues Museum

The Neues Museum is a museum in Berlin, Germany, located to the north of the Altes Museum (Old Museum) on Museum Island. Exhibits include the Egyptian and Prehistory and Early History collections, as it did before the war. The artifacts it houses include the iconic bust of the Egyptian queen Nefertiti. Both as a part of the Museum Island complex, and as an individual building, the museum testifies to the neoclassical architecture of museums in the 19th century. With its new industrialized building procedures and its use of iron construction, the museum plays an important role in the history of technology.

For more information and enquiries please contact National Museum Visitor Services, Genthiner Straße 38, 10785 Berlin, +49(0)30 266 42-4242, E-mail: service@smb.museum


Neues Museum

The Egyptian courtyard in the Neues Museum








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