The Pergamon Altar

Greek gods battle Giants for supremacy of the universe, so deeply carved that they almost step out into our world.


The Pergamon Altar, c. 200-150 B.C.E., 35.64 x 33.4 meters, Hellenistic Period (Pergamon Museum, Berlin)

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3D model from the Pergamon Museum, Berlin

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Cite this page as: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris, "The Pergamon Altar," in Smarthistory, December 4, 2015, accessed February 25, 2021,