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Interior View, Pergamonmuseum
Copyright: Achim Kleuker, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Photo: Achim Kleuker

Interior View, Pergamonmuseum

Exterior View, Pergamonmuseum

Exterior View, Pergamonmuseum

Interior View, Pergamonmuseum
Copyright: Achim Kleuker, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Photo: Achim Kleuker

Interior View, Pergamonmuseum

Interior View, Pergamonmuseum
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Interior View, Pergamonmuseum

Interior View, Pergamonmuseum
Copyright: Achim Kleuker, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Photo: Achim Kleuker

Interior View, Pergamonmuseum

Interior View, Pergamonmuseum
Copyright: Achim Kleuker, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Photo: Achim Kleuker

Interior View, Pergamonmuseum

The Pergamonmuseum is Germany’s most visited public collection and one of the most famous archaeological museums in the world. Home to the renowned Pergamon altar, the Ishtar gate and the Market Gate of Miletus, the museum is dedicated to ancient architecture and artefacts. Featuring one of the greatest Hellenistic friezes of all ancient art, the Pergamon altar dates back to 180–160 BCE and represents the Olympian gods locked in battle with the Giants. The museum also houses over 270,000 objects from the regions of Mesopotamia, Syria, and Anatolia as well as exceptional examples of cuneiform scripts dating from the late 4th millennium BCE, some of the earliest examples of written language extant today.

Collection Highlights


Gebetsnische (Mihrab) aus der Beyhekim-Moschee, Konya %2F Anatolien, 13. Jh. © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Islamische Kunst %2F Georg Niedermeiser.jpg
Prayer niche (Mihrab) from the Beyhekim Mosque, Konya / Anatolia
Alhambra dome.jpg
Alhambra Dome
Die Täfelung des Aleppo-Zimmers,
Aleppo Room wall cladding (detail)
Facade of the Caliph's Palace Mschatta, near Amman %2F Jordan, 743-44 © State Museums of Berlin, Museum of Islamic Art %2F Kramer.jpg
Facade of the Caliph's Palace Mschatta, near Amman / Jordan
Thronsaal von Nebukadnezar II. - Nordfassade
Part of the Reconstructed Throne Valley from the Royal Palace, Babylon
Pergamonmuseum: Collection Highlights
Gebetsnische (Mihrab) aus der Beyhekim-Moschee, Konya %2F Anatolien, 13. Jh. © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Islamische Kunst %2F Georg Niedermeiser.jpg
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Islamische Kunst / Georg Niedermeiser
Prayer niche (Mihrab) from the Beyhekim Mosque, Konya / Anatolia, 13th century
Alhambra dome.jpg
Museum of Islamic Art of the Berlin State Museums - Prussian Cultural Heritage, Photo: Johannes Kramer
Alhambra Dome, 1320
Die Täfelung des Aleppo-Zimmers,
bpk / Museum für Islamische Kunst, SMB / Gerhard Murza, Museum of Islamic Art of the Berlin State Museums - Prussian Cultural Heritage Photo: Georg Niedermeiser
Aleppo Room wall cladding (detail), 1600-1603
Facade of the Caliph's Palace Mschatta, near Amman %2F Jordan, 743-44 © State Museums of Berlin, Museum of Islamic Art %2F Kramer.jpg
© State Museums of Berlin, Museum of Islamic Art / Kramer, Photographer: Johannes Kramer
Facade of the Caliph's Palace Mschatta, near Amman / Jordan, 743-44
Thronsaal von Nebukadnezar II. - Nordfassade
bpk / Vorderasiatisches Museum, SMB / Olaf M.Teßmer, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Part of the Reconstructed Throne Valley from the Royal Palace, Babylon, 604-562 BC
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