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  • proper n. Alternative form of Pergamum.


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From Ancient Greek Πέργαμον.


  • In order to pass its last year of decrepitude in style, the museum is opening a suitably enormous show next week about the ancient city of Pergamon, featuring a panorama recreation of the city itself.

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  • Stylish Decrepitude The Pergamon Museum, finished in 1930, is one of Berlin's leading tourist attractions.

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  • He had found parts of the Pergamon that I hadn't, and vice-versa; in the end I wish I had been able to spend more time there.


  • Quite literally an Island of Museums -- a.k.a. an art nerd's paradise -- the collections are a highlight reel from Gardner's Art through the Ages: The Great Altar of Pergamon, the monumental Ishtar Gate of Babylon, Queen Nefertiti spotlit in all her glory, and the like.

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  • To quote George de Hevesy (Adventures in Radioisotope Research, Vol. 1, p. 27, Pergamon, New York, 1962), who talks about von Laue's medal: I suggested that we should bury the medal, but Bohr did not like this idea as the medal might be unearthed.

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  • Foremost among the museums is the Pergamon, named for the large reconstructed Greek temple altar from 170 B.C. Equally impressive are the reconstructed Assyrian palace, with its half-human winged guardians, and the enormous Ishtar Gate of Babylon, which one walks to through the original processional way of painted yellow lions on blue glazed bricks.

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  • The film — shot in Berlin's Tempelhof airport and Pergamon Museum, an Athens meat market and amphitheater, as well as a Modernist glass beach house on Hydra — is being shown in New York for the first time since its 2007 U.S. premiere.

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  • Now Berlin's Pergamon Museum is expanding that window with a year-long show called "Pergamon: Panorama of the Ancient Metropolis."

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  • Laif/Redux A panoramic re-creation of Pergamon in A.D. 129, showing its famous altar, is part of an exhibition in Berlin.

    Conjuring a Wonder of the Ancient World

  • The roughly 80-foot-high panorama, printed on canvas, shows the architectural monuments of Pergamon's soaring acropolis, including its famous library, which rivaled Alexandria's and pioneered the use of parchment.

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