Alex Roque

Writer By Night

Adventure Time Tuesday – The Pergamon Museum [Part 1]

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“I’m  scheduling this post ahead of time because. . . Diablo III is out.” – me

Yes, it’s true. I am planning this post ahead of time because I am pretty sure that my night will be spent clicking away as a kick ass demon hunter in Sanctuary. That’s all I’m gonna say about that. ^^

I love museums. Out here mostly we have just art museums, with a couple statues and pieces of actual history thrown in here and there. So back in the winter of 2010 when we were in Berlin, we went to the Pergamon museum. I had no idea what I was going to encounter, and it blew my mind. There are HUGE pieces from ancient history in this museum. We just won’t talk about how they got there. The collections are separated into three wings: the Collection of Classical Antiquities, the Museum of the Ancient Near East and the Museum of Islamic Art.


The Pergamon Altar is the first thing you see when you walk into the museum. It had me starstruck, to see something like this here.

How the whole altar looked at one point

There are friezes all around the altar as well, depicting the fights of different gods. Many of the scenes are almost beyond recognition. One of these is actually the header for this site, Athena and Nike fighting Alkyoneus. Here is the full image though:

I took pictures of I’m pretty sure every panel of this frieze.

After walking up the stairs, they have some of the mosaics that had been recovered as well.

Little Bird!

I will end this part 1 post by saying this: Museums are the place to be when its -18 degrees outside, man. XD

Part Two of the Pergamon Museum post will feature the Market Gate of Miletus, the Mshatta Facade, and some of the smaller pieces in the museum.


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