640025 Excursion Ancient History and Ancient Near Eastern Studies: Antiquity and its Reception Berlin. From the Ishtar to the Brandenburg Gate

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640025
Excursion Ancient History and Ancient Near Eastern Studies: Antiquity and its Reception Berlin. From the Ishtar to the Brandenburg Gate
EX 1
3,75
Block
annually
German

Critical analysis of archaeological and written sources, combination of historical and archaeological arguments, presentation of the historical context on the spot.

The Museum Island in Berlin is an attractive place for everyone interested in Antiquity. Besides its famous pieces like the Pergamon Altar, the Market Gate of Miletus, the Procession Street with the Ishtar Gate and the bust of Nefertiti, a lot of other important pieces are on display in Berlin’s museums. In addition to the visits to the museum the reception of antiquity in the German capital is a second main topic of the excursion. The staging of the German Empire as an archaeological and cultural grand power by means of the Berlin Museums as well as the choice of antique role models for representative buildings in Berlin shall be explored by presentations and two walks through Berlin. One day will be devoted to an excursion to the nearby Museum of Halle, where the Nebra Sky Disk is on display. Additionally an exposition on “The Fabrication of the Teutons” discusses the relationship between the Germanic tribes and the Romans.

lecture and discussion

Presentation on selected illustrations during the excursion.

not applicable

Registration (including a deposit of € 200,-) at the office of the Department of Ancient History and Ancient Near Eastern Studies between January 15th and February 15th, 2017.

01.05.2017
01.-06. Mai 2017, Berlin