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Pergamon Museum displays massive, original archeological treasures from the Near
East and Middle East.
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How it got here
The 22-century-old Pergamon Altar was excavated a century ago from the
what is now Turkey, then disassembled, shipped and reconstructed in Berlin.
get a sense of scale of this mammoth structure, notice the red-sweatered man
climbing the steps in the photo above
The friezes to his left and right are the Pergamon Altar's masterpieces. The sculptures show the Olympian gods battling
the Titan giants.
The honor goes to the immense and colorful 6th century BC Ishtar
Gate from ancient Babylon (in today's Iraq).
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