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Arguably Berlin's most famous vault, the Pergamon is one of many looming attractions to be found on Museuminsel (Museum Island). It's famous for its enviable archaelogical collections, in particular the impressive triumvirate of the Market Gate of Miletus, the Ishtar Gate and the Pergamon Altar. The latter is decorated with a legendary (amongst classics geeks at least) frieze, depicting the orginal rumble in the jungle - the Gods vs. the Titans. Also to be found in the Pergamon, in the southern wing, is the interesting, albeit unfortunately titled, 'Museum fur Islamische Kunst'. English-speaking Muslims will be relieved to discover that this is perfectly honest German for 'Museum of Islamic Art'.
Editor & Berlin Local
I really enjoyed looking round the pergamon museum. The work has lots of detail and its amazing how something so old has been kept in its orignal condition.
Pergamon's the daddy! Nothing wrong with being a classic geek either. I spent many a happy day studying Cicero et al. Anyway check the museum - it's a good 'un