Saturday, December 13, 2008

Soaking Up Culture

For our final full day in Berlin, we decided to go to the Pergamom museum. This museum houses an ancient Greek alter from Pergamom (hence the name), the Ishtar Gate from Babylon, much ancient Islamic artwork, and many, many Greek and Roman statues. There were also giant columns, such as this one, with Laura imitating Samson :).

Once again, the museum was huge. We spent about four hours wandering around, taking in all the sites. About halfway through, Laura's headset "guide" developed a glitch, and started guiding in German instead of English. Unfortunately, her German comprehension was not up to the challenge, so she just stopped using it. We saw enough ancient artifacts to last us for quite some time. It was a rather heady experience to see the walls of Babylon and know that Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego and King Nebuchadnezzer saw these same walls. A small disclaimer, I got the picture of the Ishtar Gate off the internet, as we didn't take a picture of them.

No comments: