These are some photos from museums that Miss Hill visited on her trip to Russia and Germany in 2012.
These are from the Pergamon Museum in Berlin.
Pergamon was a city in Ancient Greece but now it is part of Turkey. See the map at Wikipedia.
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The Pergamon altar
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A model of how the Pergamon altar originally looked. You can see the frieze in the background.



















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From the altar at the Acropolis c 150 BC
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A close-up of the parakeet in the mosaic



















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A model of the city of Pergamon
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A model of the Acropolis at Athens











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A Greek amphora by the famous potter Andokides
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A statue showing how Greek women dressed

























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The famous Greek politician Pericles
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Feeding the swans was women's work













The vase on the right and all the other photos are from the Hermitage museum in St Petersburg in Russia.
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Greek drinking vessels in all different shapes
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A golden 'celery leaf' wreath from Kerch, a city in Ukraine colonised by the Ancient Greeks



















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A sarophagus for burying bodies, also from Kerch
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This vessel was found inside the sarcophagus and had nuts inside it.



















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This vessel from Kerch shows the hunt.
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This vessel decorated with a sphinx (half human, half winged lion) is from Phanagoria, a city in Russia that was colonised by the Greeks.
























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Also from Phanagoria, this is the Greek goddess Aphrodite inside a shell.

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