Friday, June 25, 2010

The Pergamon on Museum Island

The impressive Pergamon Altar, Market Gate of Miletus, and the Ishtar Gate, including the Processional Way of Babylon and the Alepo room in the Middle Eastern exhibit, made this a highlight of our day. We got the audio guide which helped bring the history to life. Imagine gathering the pieces of these antiquites and reassembling them like a puzzle. In the close-up photos of the wall relief you can tell where actual piece of excavated cornice is mixed with reconstructions-to fill in the gaps.

1 comment:

  1. WOW the Ishtar Gate! It is so good to see it with people (you especially) for scale. I've never seen a picture of it with humans in it, it is bigger than I thought. Glazed, sculpted bricks, what a culture that was.