My recent visit was a vast contrast to my first. This time it seemed as though all was in technicolor: lines of people buying entrance tickets, bus loads of tourists decamping, headsets, and racks of vibrant postcards. And although part of the museum is under restoration and there were hundreds of people scaling the Pergamon temple and crowding the surrounding rooms, my past memories were wonderfully renewed, and it was nice to relive that cherished and exciting moment from my childhood.
|The temple of Pergamon, built in 250 BC as a gift to the gods after |
the assassination attempt of King Pergamon failed.
|processional gate of Babylon (560BC)...glazed terracotta |
tiles cover the entire structure
|fragments from colossal emperor statues|
|A model of the original temple|