Museum of Pergamon in Berlin

One of the suggested stops in your travels through Germany while visiting the impressive, modern and historic capital city of Berlin is the famous Pergamon Museum, a tourist destination par excellence which has gained eternal fame for the Gates of Babylon known as Ishtar Gate in Germany!

Pergamon Museum

Pergamon Museum

Pergamon Museum Berlin

Pergamon Museum Berlin

Practically our goal to visit the famous Pergamon Museum in the capital city of Germany, is to reach the monumental Ishtar Gate commonly known by those who visit for the first time as The Gates of Babylon. It is a set of eight large doors which even exceed 14 meters tall and 10 meters wide. Quite impressive! In order to get an idea about what I speak this imaginary history dates back to 575 BC built by the famous Nebuchadnezzar II who ordered to build adobe bricks polished and painted mostly by the blue, drawing fierce mythological creatures silhouettes on them.

Pergamon Museum Visitors

Pergamon Museum Visitors

Pergamon Museum Lion

Pergamon Museum Lion

So like us many of you may be wondering why we called them The Gates of Babylon, right? This is because originally they were discovered in Babylon during a series of archaeological campaigns run by Germany in 1902!

Gate of Babylon

Gate of Babylon

Ishtar Gates

Ishtar Gates

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Pergamon Museum photos: konde, chored, TURCOLIVE, jacqueline.poggi, Maiwambu, MFotography.

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