Berlin's Pergamon Museum: The Altar of Zeus

Posted on Jan 31, 2014

Last year over one million people visited Berlin's Pergamon Museum which is located on 'Museuminsel' or Museum Island, an UNESCO World Heritage Site (1999), along with four other museums. The five museums were constructed on a former Prussian palace's pleasure garden or Lustgarten in the middle of the Spree River with the first museum opening in 1830 to calls of 'Athens-on-the-Spree'. The Pergamon Museum was first opened in 1902 to a fanfare of jingoistic praises towards the relatively new Wilhe...

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