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Pergamon Altar

Listed under Works of Art in Berlin, Germany.

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The 2nd century BC Pergamon Altar is a monolithic structure depicting a host of Greek gods, mythological creatures, and Giants. It is thought that Pergamon built it to display their pride and fierce defense of Greek traditions, as well as to commemorate Zeus. On the external frieze of the altar, the great and powerful Greek gods battle the reviled Giants across 371 feet of marble. The size of the structure requires its own mammoth room in the center of the Pergamon Museuem.

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Written by  Sarah Clise.

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