The Museum Island in Berlin was named a UNESCO Heritage site in 1999.

This “island” in the middle of downtown Berlin contains five outstanding buildings designed, between 1824 and 1930 by the most prominent architects of their times:

German archaeologists led the excavations at a number of ancient Mesopotamian sites of Babylon, Uruk and Assur.

These important archaeological remains are displayed in the reconstruction of the ancient architectural environments from which they came and for this reason the Pergamon Museum is a forerunner in the museology of XX cen.

The Pergamon Museum was in fact, the first building of its kind to contain ancient monumental architecture (eg. the Pergamon Altar, the Ishtar Gate as well as the Gate of Mileto).

A must see if you are interested in archaeology.