Objects Spanning about 7,000 Years
The Museum of the Ancient Near East is one of the most prominent museums of ancient Near Eastern art and culture in the world. Its collection features unique objects dating from the 6th millennium BC to the first centuries AD. Geographically it ranges from Uruk and Babylon to Assur. Among other things, the collection of the Museum of the Ancient Near East includes world-famous reconstructions of monumental architecture, such as the Ishtar Gate of Babylon. These objects were unearthed in the course of German excavations in Mesopotamia. They lend particular authenticity to the collection which is presented in the southern wing of the Pergamonmuseum.