Some people consider visiting museums to be dull.
Although, modern museums can be a very dynamic activity. A huge breakthrough in information and computer technologies has made many of the modern museums very attractive for visitors of all ages.
in Berlin. This northern part of Shpreeinzel island is entirely included on the World Heritage list by UNESCO. Crowds of tourists, who wander there, stay stuck in this part of Berlin for a long time.
Almost every exhibit item is worthy of a separate story. This museum was originally dedicated to its main exhibit – the Pergamon Altar, which is a unique finding of German archaeologists in Asia Minor. This one-of-a-kind work of art was built 200 years before the birth of Jesus Christ by the ancient Greeks in honor of the victory over the Huns and the god Zeus.
A huge building with columns, stairs, and incomparable bas-reliefs were intended to be an open-air worship site. Once, some ancient historians considered it to be one of the wonders of the world. The altar is even mentioned in the New Testament as "Satan's throne".
In due time, Arabs heavily destroyed this building, and then a major earthquake finally buried it under ground. German engineer Karl Hooman rediscovered the ruins of Pergamon in 1873. With the consent of the Ottoman authorities, most of the altar was taken to Germany, where a new museum was built for it.
Anyway, there was an amazing collection. At the entrance to the museum, we were right in the middle of a partially recreated Processional Way, which once led to the entrance of the ancient city of Babylon.
The legendary gate of the goddess Ishtar, dating back to the 6th century BC, was one of the eight major passages into the ancient city.
German archaeologists managed to reproduce the Market Gate, from the once mighty city of Miletus.
Ancient Roman mosaics were found in Miletus.
This town has existed for hundreds of years and disappeared in the darkness of history.
There were quite a lot of smaller exhibits in the Pergamon Museum, but each of them was unique and majestic.
On the second floor, there was a section on Islamic art. Among the crafty silver and clay utensils, we also found great wooden domes from the Spanish Alhambra.
The collection of Persian carpets, in the Pergamon Museum, were particularly affected, being partially burnt after the bombings and street battles.
We spent three hours in the museum and we were impressed with it...