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Pergamon-Museum: photos, description (Pergamonmuseum)

The Pergamon Museum got its name from the town of Ancient Greece, located in the West of Asia Minor. This Museum is a unique cultural part of Berlin - Museum island and since 1999 is included in the UNESCO list. This is one of the most visited places of the capital of Germany, impressive in its grandeur and beauty.

The first Museum building was erected in 1897 and was intended only to accommodate the collections of ancient art. The design of the building engaged a talented architect Adolf Brutt. The Museum, which resembled a Greek temple, was inaugurated by the Emperor of Prussia, Wilhelm II. The yard was decorated with old monumental sculptures from the ancient cities like Priene, Pergamum, and Magnesia-on-Meander.

In the XX century actively conducted excavations in Egypt and Asia Minor, the number of unique discoveries was so great that in 1908 he had to demolish the original building of the Pergamon Museum to build a new and larger building. In 1918, was the opening of the majestic Museum, the construction of which special importance is played by the concept of Wilhelm von Bode. As a result, the General public stood three buildings, made in the neoclassical style, typical of Germany at the beginning of the twentieth century. Pergamon is now home to the Museum of Islamic and near Eastern art and Antique collection.

Despite the fact that during the Second world war is a heritage of Berlin was greatly affected by the attacks, the greatest damage to the Museum caused the division of Germany. Most of all presented the Pergamon artifacts were taken in the Eastern part of the city, or delivered in some of the museums of the Soviet Union, many of whom are there to this day.