Sunday, April 29, 2012

Pergamon Museum - Ancient Near East and Islamic Art

Now it's time to gaze on the rest of the collections from Pergamon Museum.I've written about the Collection of Classical Antiquities, which leaves us with 2 more collections called Museum of the Ancient Near East and Museum of Islamic Art.Both of these collections offer a great variety of masterpiece that will give you an awe-inspiring moments.

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)

Map of the Ancient Near East

The reconstruction of the famous Ishtar Gate of Babylon

 The Ishtar Gate was the eight gate to the inner city 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

Neo-Assyrian Sphinx
Sculptures from the castle of Samal

Urartian Statues

Archeological findings from Uruk and Habuba Kabira

Summerian monuments,access to tombs of Assyrian Kings

Some of the great archeological findings for you to gaze on in this museum.

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.

Spanish carpets

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

 Islamic art made out of marble stones

Islamic altar

High quality islamic masterpiece

Alhambra Dome

Tiles from the islamic art

The world-reowned Mshatta Facade

Keir Collection - Edmund de Unger

Islamic book art containing Surat from the Qur'an

Sasanian art

Aleppo Room

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!

Till the next post...
Tschüss und mach's gut!


sully86 said...

nabs: amazing man! so detailed their collection

Muhammad said...

hurmmm..kenapalah muzium islam di malaysia tiada koleksi yang macam ini ?.


Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

to sully:
Kannnnn...teruja tengok

to Muhammad:
Hurm agak la kan..maybe not enough money allocation untuk museum kot...

ANISA said...

it is totally wicked...awesome...

Paklung Tony said...

now I want to go back and visit the museum again....