The Bode Museum on Museum Island
The Bode Museum was opened to the public in 1904 to became the fourth on the UNESCO-heritage Museum Island. After being badly damaged in WWII, the museum finally reopened to the public in 2006 after extensive renovation and conservation work. The handsome, domed building is home to a rich selection of Byzantine art and sculptures that are often cited as one of the most comprehensive displays in Europe. The museum also boasts the largest numismatic collection in the world in its Münzkabinett (coin cabinet).
By Paul Sullivan, AFAR Local Expert
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