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The Pergamon Museum in Berlin

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Berlin is one of the most culturally attractive cities in Europe. During my first trip to Berlin, among all the museums we visited there was one that blew my mind. The Pergamon Museum It is located in the so-called Museum Island in Berlin. This museum, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is one of the most popular in the city. It can be reached by subway and the closest stop is to Friedrichstraße. The line of M1 tram It has three stops nearby (Monbijouplatz: Am Kupfergraben, Georgenstr.)

The museum was built between 1910 and 1930 to house the majestic ruins found in Pergamum and is divided into three large collections: classical art, ancient art from the Middle East and Islamic art. In fact, the museum is like three in one.

In the area of ​​classical art, the pergamon altar which gives its name to the museum and dates from the second century BC. It is considered one of the peak works of Hellenistic art. It also highlights the Miletus Market Gate, two stories high and preserved almost in perfect condition, which offers a perfect sample of how the markets were during Roman times.

All the works of the museum stand out for their grandeur and magnificence, but above all, the one that left me speechless was the Ishtar Gate of Babylon. This door dates from the 6th century BC and consists of bricks covered with gleaming dark blue ceramic plates. At medium height, the door has a valance with floral ornaments and representations of various animals such as the lion, the dragon and the bull.

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