From Fragment to Monument: The Ishtar Gate in Berlin

  • through October 3, 2021
  • Pergamonmuseum, Berlin
From its excavations in Babylon (Iraq) to its partial reconstruction in Berlin, the Ishtar Gate has fascinated visitors to Berlin’s Pergamonmuseum for nearly 90 years. Built by King Nebuchadnezzar II (604–702 BCE), the gate gradually disintegrated after the fall of the Babylonian Empire in the late sixth century BCE, so that only small fragments were found during the excavation in 1902. These were then used to reconstruct the section of the gate that can be experienced in Berlin. 
Moroccan Trilogy 1950–2020
Moroccan Trilogy 1950–2020
through September 27, 2021
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Staatliche Museen Zu Berlin / Achim Kleuker
Installation view, Ishtar Gate
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