The vast array of artefacts from ‘one of the most successful endeavours ever undertaken in the history of German classical scholarship’ gets a special showing this year.
‘Accompanying the museum’s exhibition, the newly designed monumental 360° panoramic view of the ancient city, created by Berlin-based artist Yadegar Asisi, will be on display in the museum’s forecourt. The 25 x 100 m large photorealistic panoramic view brings the ancient culture, architecture and public goings-on in an ancient Greek-Roman city to life. Audio impressions including day and night simulations, complete with sunrise and sunset, and ambient sound effects that recreate life in an ancient city, allow the visitor to experience a whole day in Pergamon. Subtle background music by the composer of film music, Eric Babak, adds the final touches to the journey through time that takes visitors back to the year 129 AD.’ – From the Pergamonmuseum website
A number of books on classical archaeology sites in Turkey are available from the Cornucopia store