Pergamon Museum

Berlin has many museums, but the Pergamon is unique. Named for the massive marble Pergamon Altar, I wasn't prepared for how huge it really is. Where I was expecting something like a large church altar, this was actually the scale of a town square! It was 2 stories tall, pieced together out of many fragmented friezes that adorned it all over.
one corner of the Pergamon Altar portion of Pergamon altar
Note how small the people are next to this corner of the Altar I know this pic is blurry, but you can still get a sense of the beauty and scale of this amazing exhibit.

 market gate

The carving was detailed and beautiful and quite impressive. Here is a close up of one of the Pergamon Altar's many friezes.
 Pergamon Frieze detail


 
 

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*background image is from a photo of Berlin's stone cobbled streets taken by Troy Torres.