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Dictionary of Berlin

Full text: Brasch & Rothenstein's Guide of Berlin

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of the building'. A broad flight of steps leads from the ground- 
floor to the first story, and two others from the first to the 
second. 
Six magnificent Mural Paintings by Kaulbach executed 
in 1847—66, representing important epochs in the history of 
mankind, adorn the upper walls of the staircase. 
1. Fall of Babel; 2. Prosperity of Greece; 3. Destruction 
of Jerusalem by Titus; 4. Battle of the Huns; 5. The Crusaders 
before Jerusalem under Godfrey de Bouillon; 6. Age of the 
Reformation. 
The first Floor of the New Museum, is entirely occupied 
by the very extensive and valuable Collection of Casts, 
arranged in twelve saloons. 
I. The Gallery of the N. Court, which adjoins the stair 
case, contains casts of the most ancient works of the plastic 
art: Assyrian reliefs, early Greek statues and reliefs, friezes 
and other architectural sculptures. 
III. Greek Saloon. Tympanum groups from the Temple 
of Minerva at Aegina, from the Parthenon by Phidias, and 
similar works. Above are ten Mural Paintings, representing 
architectural views of Greece, by Grab, Schirmer, Biermann, 
Schmidt and Pape. 
IV. Cabinet. Laocoon group (original at the Vatican). 
V. Saloon of the Farnese Bull. Figures of Apollo, 
Artemis, and Amazons. 
VI. Rotunda. Figures of Athene, and of Hercules; 
Menelaus with the body of Patroclus. 
VII. Niobe Saloons. Childen of Niobe. 
VIII. Bacchus Saloon. Small casts and figures of ani 
mals of Greek and Roman workmanship. 
IX. Roman Saloon. Representations of Aphrodite and 
Bacchus, and their satellites. 
X. Cupola Saloon. Roman historical statues and three 
large Mural Paintings; Consecration of the Church of St. 
Sophia by Justinian; Subjugation of Wittekind by Charle 
magne; Christianity adopted as the religion of the state.
        
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