Private Tour: The Pergamon Altar/Museum
Insider Tours boasts expert team members including archaeologists, architects and art historians all of whom specialize on The Great Altar of Pergamon in their respective fields. This truly magnificent and monumental massive stone podium was built in the 2nd century BCE in the Ancient Greek city of Pergamon and is figured in lists of the Wonders of the World. The ornately decorated open-air altar dedicated to Zeus even appears to be mentioned in the Book of Revelation, Revelation 2:12-13: "In Pergamos where Satan's Throne is".
Don't miss out on an opportunity to witness one of the most heralded artifacts of the antique world, stunning in beauty and sheer scale. The long sculptural friezes depict the gigantomachy, or struggle of the gods and the giants and is regarded as a masterpiece of Hellenistic art.
Furthermore the Pergamon Museum houses two other monumental reconstructions of archaeological building: the Market Gate of Miletus (an outstanding example of Roman architecture); the awe inspiring Ishtar Gate and the facade of the throne hall of King Nebuchadnezzar II (604 - 562 BC) - re-created to approximately the original dimensions through meticulous re-assemblage of thousands of excavated glazed bricks depicting the lions, bulls and dragons which symbolized the major gods of biblical Babylon.
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