Vorderasiatisches Museum

Vorderasiatisches Museum

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Contact Data

Address
Am Kupfergraben 5
ZIP, City
10117 Berlin
Country
Germany
Phone
Fax
Phone
Museumsportal Berlin

Description

The Vorderasiatisches Museum (Museum of the Ancient Near East) ranks alongside the Louvre and the British Museum as one of the world’s leading museums of ancient oriental treasures. Shown in an area covering 2,000 square metres the exhibits convey six thousand years of history, culture and art in the ancient Near East.
The exhbits, often unearthed by German scientists, come from the Sumarian, Babylonia, Assyrian and north-Anatolian regions- modern day Iraq, Syria and Turkey.
The reconstruction of the immense Ischtar gate and the throne toom facade of Nebuchadnezzar II (604-562 BC) are highlights, as well as other monumental pieces of architecture from the 2nd and 3rd millenia BC. Also of note are the artisanry- vessels, tiles, jewellery, utensils and reliefs of the Assyrians.

Opening hours

Monday -Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday -Sunday
10:00 - 18:00

Categories

Categories
Visual Arts
Miscellaneous
Institution type
Museum
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