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The Double Herm of Socrates and Seneca is an ancient Roman statue from the first half of the third century AD. The herm depicts the Greek philosopher Socrates on one side, and the Roman Stoic Seneca the Younger on the other. It currently belongs to the Antikensammlung Berlin, found in the Pergamonmuseum.
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It's a big museum with very good exhibition of Babylonian structures. All the pieces are well preserved and the audioguides are very helpful for the visitor. The lack of air conditioner makes it hard to stay for too long during the summer, but anyway it's recommendable to visit it. The entrance fee is a bit expensive but you can also buy the whole day ticket to visit the other museums of the island.
Great archeological museum, a must-see in Berlin. I highly recommend the audio guides, as there is first little explanation in the main exposition rooms, and second because it offers a great reconstitution of the historical and cultural context of the works of art. It took me about 2-3 hours to visit the whole museum, as I have been there previously. The entrance fee is in my opinion high.
Amazing collection of items small and huge from the cradle of civilization and places in the region. Though rich in content quite doable in less than half a day. BUT buy your ticket online so you can save the line! Also, pathetically, only restrooms are the entrance level BEFORE you pass the guards that check your ticket (clearly, a German place...).
This is an AMAZING museum! You can learn so much here and there are SO many things to see! Additionally you feel like you are in that time, since there are giant and beautiful historic architectures that you can walk through! All in all this is a wonderful museum, where you can learn more, see beautiful history and not be bored!
Currently undergoing some renovations and so some parts are blocked off. The collections inside are wonderful to look at, especially since they are all in large sizes. The rooms are naturally big, as to reflect the size of the collections. Some plaques are still in German. So if you don't speak it, get an audio guide.
I am pretty sure that it is awesome inside. But waiting in the line to enter, outside, sucks. It is not important if you have welcome card or museum island card. You wait even if you have your ticket. What is the need to make people wait outside? Here are some ideas. A line of people w/tickets, a line of people w/internet purchase, a line of people w/out tickets and you can still keep "empty" priority access. Go check Louvre procedures.
They have this amazing rock-brick wall that has been recreated inside the building. They have benches out at several places in the museum, so you can just sit and look at some of the amazing works of art. I highly recommend this museum. If you want to see several museums over a couple of days, I highly recommend the $50 Euro Annual Classic Membership.
Awesome! This museum is from another world! A must do in life to see the Ishtar Gate of Babylon. So many wonders in one place. You get an audio guide, which allows you to stroll and enjoy while you learn a lot from the tape. This museum will soon be refurbished to a multimedia experience. So stay tuned!
Incredibly detailed museum of precious artefacts from Babylon, Egypt, Greece and Rome of the past. The reconstruction of the gates of Ishtar from Babylon and the City Gates is truly a sight to behold. On museum island with lots of other interesting museums too. About 12 euro for one museum or 18 for them all. This is definitely the best one to visit out of them all. 5 out of 5 for me
Great museum with a lot of really interesting things. Especially the various parts and recreations of ancient buildings I found very interesting. There is more than enough to see to spend quite a while in here, especially if you take the audiotour and read all signs. I do wish though that all signs were in English, as there are still a few covering the smaller artifacts that are only written in German. Overall a great place to go if you enjoy musea, whether it's small shards of pottery or big ancient buildings.
Totally interesting thing to see. Ancient history at arm's length. Pergamon altar is under restoration until 2020 or something. This is one of the most popular museums in Berlin so no surprise it's overcrowded. If staying in couple of hours line isn't your thing - buy ticket on museum website, also audioguide is free with each ticket.
Home to some of the most iconic items of the ancient middle east. The Ishtar Gate is amazing. I visited 5/2018 and about half the Museum is closed for renovation, Still worth a visit
Wonderful exhibits, but not the friendliest place to visit - rules are enforced too arbitrarily. Some are made to put bags in lockers, others are allowed to carry similar bags around, and for some reason you'll be told off for carrying your jacket. Despite being fully respectful, you leave with a sour taste in your mouth thanks to the staff .
Of course this museum is a must-see: the gates of Babylon that Nebuchadnezzar erected! This is a real lesson in many ways for children. ('How did Babylon's gates end up here, Mama?') Our children were thrilled with the chance to see these riches, except for the fact that the guards are paranoid in general about children visiting the museum, and are very well-practiced in the German tradition of scolding. My children's behavior was impeccable, but I could feel that the guards were visibly suspicious of us everywhere we went. Incredibly, I got scolded for the (rather harmless) behavior of someone else's child, as I was the most proximal adult female (!!). Guards, please learn how to interact with children such as not to spoil their otherwise lovely experience here.
Beautiful museum i must say. I also appreciate the founders and the people behind this museum who have reconstructed the ancient excavations. They tried to potrait the realness of rich history dating back to centuries past with easy story telling. We can look and feel each and every collection. Its magnificent..!! Do visit this place if you are in Berlin
If you have any interest in history whatsoever this museum is an absolut must. They offer a very impressive permanent exhibition. Unfortunately, the main area of the museum is getting renovated. But they still have a lot to offer. I would recommend getting a pass for the Museum Island.
A truly amazing exhibition of ancient architecture including the gates of Babylon. The shear size and scale of the gates transports you to a time written about in Genesis and makes the stories come alive. I found the museum fascinating and we'll worth a visit.
This is a museum that in the constructions shown which came from Turkey mostly. They were built up by Ancient Anatolian cultures. If you want to see more, You better visit Turkey! (Anyway I wonder why they were taken from Turkey. It should be questioned.)
Please check what is open and closed before going. This place is a little hard to rate with stars. I went knowing half of it was shut undergoing renovation. The Babylonian and Roman exhibits are wonderful. The Ishtar gate is an amazing thing to see in real life. Museums are hard to rate as it is, but this fact makes it harder. I guess for what was open, it was great. Not a huge museum but very nice, well laid out, and full of cool stuff. Shame half of it is closed- I guess that's an excuse to go back.
The temporary museum entrance is from the cloak too side While they are under renovation expansion but it was never explained outside when I was following google map route. Ignore google map direction and you should approach from Berlin Cathedral side of the canal. Look for the white boards in museum islands. Then 25 min waiting with no apparent reason. No one knew what they were waiting for. Obviously, there wasn't much space from this back door railway to get tickets. So we are waiting outside. But, again, nothing was explained in any standing poster along the line. And the museum management is too lazy to block off the original street signs directing people to head to the original entrance from the west of the canal. Even the complaint/suggestion to change/update their temporary access was denied. The audio guide is almost mandatory or you will have no idea what you are looking at. But mine broke down 3 times. And I had to go down to change it too frequently. Was it worth it? No. I felt like we just saw one small wing exhibition of NYC Met museum. No big collections. Spend even less time on the 2nd floor. Alternatively, You could skip all these museums to witness the real Berlin in the daylight. There is nothing to do in this town after 6 or 8 pm otherwise.
I have been there for only 30 minutes and got in the last entry but what a spectacular museum! It has the amazing Ishtar gates and Muslim exposition on the 1st floor. Mind you, the major part of the museum is closed for renovation until 2025 so make sure you buy a day pass to museum island as otherwise it is not worth it! (Put 4only because it renovating)
A fantastic museum of early civilisations in Mesopotamia. The scope of the exposed artwork spans across several cultures around the Mediterranean see. Audio guides are included in the entrance ticket (12€) and are very useful. It could be nice to have a coffee spot inside to take a break but the museum is not that big either, doable in about 2 hours.
Great museum - highly recommended. The exhibits include the city gate of Babylon. There is some construction at the museum at the moment but it doesn't take away from the exhibit. Not too busy on a weekday in the late afternoon. Highly recommended for anyone interested in classical history. One of the most remarkable museums of its kind in northern Europe.