The Vorderasiatisches Museum (Near East Museum) is an archaeological museum in Berlin. It is in the basement of the south wing of the Pergamon museum and has one of the world's largest collections of Southwest Asian art. 14 halls distributed across 2000 square meters of exhibition surface display southwest Asian culture spanning six millennia. The exhibits cover a period from the 6th millennium BCE into the time of the Muslim conquests. They originate particularly from today's states of Iraq, from Syria and from Turkey, with singular finds also from other areas. Starting with the neolithic finds, the emphasis of the collection is of finds from Sumer, Babylonia, Assyria as well as the northern Syrian-east Anatolian area.
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