Pergamon Museum Gets Restoration Funds (Germany)

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BERLIN -- The road is now clear for a long-awaited restoration of the Pergamon Museum, after the government approved a budget for the project.

The neoclassical museum, home to such treasures as the Pergamon Altar and Babylon's Ishtar Gate, will gain a new wing during the overhaul, which will cost about $417 million and be financed by the federal government, Berlin officials said Monday.

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