It was reported that the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, the capital of Germany, will remain closed until 2037 due to large-scale restoration in the south wing.
In a statement made by the Prussian Heritage Foundation, it was stated that the restoration works that started in 2012 in the north wing of the museum will start this time in the south wing, and the south wing will remain closed for 14 years.
In the statement, it was noted that this step was necessary for the continuation of the basic repairs in the museum as planned and that the works that had already started in the north wing of the museum were planned to be completed and reopened in 2027.
The Pergamon Museum in Germany is closing its doors to visitors for a comprehensive restoration that will take many years. For the Pergamon Temple, which was smuggled from Türkiye and is one of the most visited artifacts of the museum, the Turkish Culture Ministry once again called for its return to its homeland.
The museum, which also includes the Pergamon Altar of Zeus taken from Türkiye, includes the Ishtar Gate of Babylon and many examples of Islamic art. Before closing on 23 October, the museum is flooded with visitors.
The Pergamon Temple was discovered in the 1870s in the Pergamon region of Izmir during an illegal excavation carried out by German engineer and archaeologist Carl Humann and then taken to Germany.
Source: Anadolu Agency