Museum of Ancient Near East

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

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In the Museum of Ancient Near East (Vorderasiatisches Museum) a lost wonder of the world can still be marvelled at today: the walls of the ancient city of Babylon. They were once counted among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, until they fell into ruin. One section, however, comprising the magnificent, gorgeously coloured Ishtar Gate and the Babylonian Processional Way, was salvaged and reconstructed. These monuments are among the numerous items which give the Museum of Ancient Near East its claim to be one of the most important collections of oriental antiquities in the world. Others range from a Samarian pottery bowl painted with fish and birds, to Mesopotamian clay tablets inscribed with cuneiform writing, to sacred reliefs representing ancient gods, and an alabaster statue of a man at prayer from the Ishtar Temple at Assur. With such articles, the collection builds up a picture of 6,000 years of art and culture in Mesopotamia, Syria and Anatolia. Its treasures are housed in the Pergamonmuseum alongside the Collection of Classical Antiquities and the Museum of Islamic Art. Set side by side, the three collections demonstrate the influence of the civilisations of the Ancient Orient on the cultures of Classical Antiquity and Islam which succeeded it.

Museum of Ancient Near East
Am Kupfergraben 5
10117 Berlin

Service Telephone
+49 (30) 266 42 42 42
Booking Telephone
+49 (30) 266 42 42 42
Website
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Monday -Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 20:00
Friday -Sunday
10:00 - 18:00

During the current stage of renovations, the hall containing the Pergamon Altar is closed to the public until 2023. The north wing and the gallery of Hellenistic art are also affected by the closure. At the moment the finds from Uruk and Habuba Kabira as well as the rooms with babylonian and ancient iranian monuments are also not accessible to the public. The South Wing of the Pergamonmuseum, featuring the Market Gate of Miletus, the Ishtar Gate and Processional Way from Babylon, and the Museum of Islamic Art, remains unaffected and will be open to the public during this time.

Please note that the elevator is out of order until further notice and that due to construction and the high volume of visitors, longer waiting times may be experienced.

1. January
12:00 - 18:00
8. March
10:00 - 18:00
1. May
10:00 - 18:00
3. October
10:00 - 18:00
24. December
Closed
25. December
10:00 - 18:00
26. December
10:00 - 18:00
31. December
10:00 - 14:00
Admission price
19,00 €

Pergamonmuseum + Das Panorama
Area Ticket Museum Island: 18,00 €

Reduced price
9,50 €

Area Ticket Museum Island: 9,00 €

Yearly ticket

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Booking Telephone
+49 (30) 266 42 42 42

Museum Shop, Cafe

Service Telephone
+49 (30) 266 42 42 42
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Please note that the elevator is out of order until further notice.

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