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South Asian Museum
Local name: Vorderasiatisches Museum
The Museum of Front Asia was founded in the first half Of the twentieth century and is part of the Pergamon Museum, which has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1999. The collections of the institution include exhibits from six thousand years of Middle Eastern culture, primarily works of art and architecture of Sumer, Babylonia and Assyria. The showcase of the collection are huge reconstructions of Babylonian monuments: the Ishtar Gate, Babylon's Procession Road and the facade of the throne room of King Nebuchadnezzar II.
One of the most interesting attractions is the Babylon Hall with a model of the main sanctuary of the god of the city of Marduk, the Tower of Babel and a copy of the temple of King Hammurabi.
The museum exhibits come mainly from the areas of present-day Iraq, Syria and Turkey and were discovered by German archaeologists during excavations financed by the German Oriental Society.
The museum also organizes museum lessons for children and young people.