Museum of the Ancient Near East
The Vorderasiatisches Museum (Museum of Ancient Near East)
holds artifacts from 6000 years of cultural history, mainly from Mesopotamia, Syria and Anatolia.There are about 270,000 objects that you can find in this collection which mostly originate from the findings by German excavations in babylon, Assur, Uruk and Habuba Kabira. (source : pergamonmuseum)
The reconstruction of the famous Ishtar Gate of Babylon
The gate was constructed from a rare blue stone called lapis lazuli.The Ishtar gate was decorated with glazed brick reliefs, in tiers, of dragons(mušḫuššu) and young bulls(aurochs).
In front of the Ishtar Gate, which was dedicated by King Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon to the goddess Ishtar.
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Processional Way of Babylon
Through the gate ran a stone-and brick-paved avenue, the so-called Processional Way, which is believed to be over a length of more than half a mile. The walls of the Processional Way of Babylon are covered with lions and flowers on glazed bricks.
The Sphinx from Hattuscha
Stelae from Assur
Rock cut reliefs from Yazilikaya
Walls that hold water for various usage
The carving stones of ancient art
Sculptures from the castle of Samal
Archeological findings from Uruk and Habuba Kabira
Summerian monuments,access to tombs of Assyrian Kings
Museum of Islamic Art
The Museum für Islamische Kunst (Islamic Art) contains one of the most amazing collections of Islamic art outside the Islamic world.You'll not only get to explore masterpiece of decorative arts and archaeological artifacts from the Muslim people, but also those from the Christian and Jewish groups living among them.The artifacts show diversity of architectural works, ranging from 8th to 19th century.
I think this cool artifact is called Astrolabe and served as mechanical maps of the Universe in the olden days
Islamic art of stone and wood carving
Artifacts water container
Artifacts made out of animal bones
High quality islamic masterpiece
Tiles from the islamic art
Keir Collection - Edmund de Unger
There are so many things that you can find in this museum, ranging from the artifacts and monuments from 3 different eras.For those who are not really into museum like me could still have fun and be amazed by the magnificent reconstructions of the famous structures and the artifacts found from all parts of the world.I had a great time in this museum.I've learnt a lot of new things about the cultural history and great architecture of each era.I definitely recommend you guys to visit this museum when you're in Berlin.I assure you'll not regret the experience!
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