Monday, December 6, 2010

Ishtar Gate and the Ancients

The Pergamon Museum really was a brilliant stop on our trip to Berlin.  It was a field trip I reveled in for hours.  The audio guides held my tweens' attentions AND the pieces on display were really ALL THAT!  We are learning about the Israel's time in captivity during the book of Daniel from the Bible in Community Bible Study.  This site was taken apart in Babylon and brought back by amazing people to be displayed and preserved.  I can't imagine some of these marble statues being ground down to make cement blocks, but is was a way to eradicate detestable images from godless societies.  That said, we didn't really see any of the remnants of World War Two in Berlin and therefore nothing of Hitler was glorified or preserved.  Just the scale of the Ishtar Gate to the palace of Nebuchadnezzar II (604- 562 BC) was impressive. I don't think that I want to leave that kind of legacy though...

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living in Germany said...

Looks like you guys had a GREAT trip! Your kids are soo lucky that you are taking them to so many wonderful places and museums; what they are learning at home and "on the road" being connected in their minds, well not many people get that opportunity. The Ishtar Gate was one of my favorite things to see in Berlin. :-)

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