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From Nefertiti to Beuys – Berlin’s Museums (1/2) | DW Documentary



Berlin has a unique treasure trove: the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation.
It is one of the five largest universal collections in the world, including 20 museums with over five million objects from the bust of Nefertiti to the art of Joseph Beuys.

The Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation includes one of the world’s largest libraries as well as outstanding archives and research institutes. Among the stars of its gigantic collection, which encompasses all areas of cultural tradition from the Stone Age to contemporary art, are the bust of Nefertiti in the Neues Museum, Hans Holbein’s portrait of the merchant Georg Gisze in the Gemäldegalerie, and the installation “Das Kapital” by Joseph Beuys in the Hamburger Bahnhof. But the Berlin museums do not only exhibit, they also search for answers to the great questions of humanity: How can we open up the world and its resources and yet live in harmony with it? And how can we better understand and shape reality through our rich cultural heritage? The two-part documentary reveals the secrets of many spectacular pieces of art, shows the museum organizers and accompanies archaeologists to China. Berlin’s museums reveal themselves to be not just temples of beauty and ultra-modern research centers, but also as the home to countless fascinating stories.

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Leonard Harpin
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Leonard Harpin

You lot need to WAKE UP !! Nefertiti bust in the Berlin Museum is 100% FAKE and been proven !!

Crishner 500
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Crishner 500

Cortana!!

ITofa
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ITofa

African Treasures

Roland Lukavicius
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Roland Lukavicius

Comments displayed here are just unbelievable. *stolen this, stolen that*. Thank God those pieces were moved and thus preserved, otherwise they would be probably long time ago destroyed. I visited Museum island in Berlin myself and I will visit it again. Berlin Museums are the Europe's finest by all means, from preservation to display, and tickets are affordable. I would recommend everyone to pay a visit during their staying in German capital.

jacob kanal
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jacob kanal

You’re really delivering this weekend 🇩🇰🇩🇰

Steve Jurgens
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Steve Jurgens

It's a fake.

CookieMonster13
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CookieMonster13

I was quite shocked that so many foreign treasures were stored in these museums. I wondered how and why these treasures are in Berlin.

Lantern of Diogenes
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Lantern of Diogenes

Wtf, why does an Egyptian statue belong in Berlin????

Nendra Primasta
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Nendra Primasta

Love the content. Thanks for your hard work DW!

Eduard Tabieros
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Eduard Tabieros

This video deserves an oscar award

root
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root

it ain't no king tut

Allen Bell
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Allen Bell

This is well done, but, the art needs to be returned or compensated. Nefertiti’s bust should be five trillion dollars American.

Akhilesh Kumar
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Akhilesh Kumar

You guys do understand that most of these are stolen, not just in Germany but in entire Europe.

Angie B
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Angie B

The way the camera moves in this film opened my eyes to this twisted original evil. I could only watch for 16:31 minutes. I'm slowly seeing this and JESUS said you are already defeated. So worthless to watch. The evil tree of knowledge bow to JESUS.

Dave Nix
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Dave Nix

I am so glad these pieces are safe in these museums, the IS and other radicals would have destroyed them…

Watters
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Watters

Definitely worth a watch !

usman raja
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usman raja

Good stuff dw, keep up

Vicki Diana Coghlan
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Vicki Diana Coghlan

There are now many indigenous peoples around the world who want there sacred objects back.
Well it is there culture.

Vicki Diana Coghlan
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Vicki Diana Coghlan

Polynesian peoples followed the stars for navigation.
They sailed from Hawaii to New Zealand.
Thats definitely a long way.

Vicki Diana Coghlan
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Vicki Diana Coghlan

If one can preserve cultural objects then I have my utmost respect to them.

Vicki Diana Coghlan
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Vicki Diana Coghlan

Buddhist culture has been utterly destroyed in afganistan curtesy of the vile disgusting followers of islam.

Vicki Diana Coghlan
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Vicki Diana Coghlan

Wunedabar!!! 👍👍👍👍

OVC 703
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OVC 703

the Ishtar gate
between the two heavenly rivers

Moses O.
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Moses O.

Return these artifacts back to Africa!

Jewel Rock
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Jewel Rock

WHITE PEOPLE THAT IS NOT NEFERTARI!
YOU STOLE PART OF THAT ART AND THEN YOU MADE HER INTO A WHITE PERSON! RACIST CRAZY-EVIL ! IF NEFERTARI WAS IN AFRICA BECAUSE AFRICA IS EGYPT IS IN AFRICA AFRICA THEN THAT MEANS WHITE PEOPLE YOU ARE AFRICAN YOUR BLACK!

shanos antwanos
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shanos antwanos

Atleast theyre looked after unlike the smithsonian which destroys and deletes history.
Giant skeletons to name just one

Tafla
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Tafla

Modern Egyptians are middle eastern immigrants who came for the fertile banks of Nile only to outbred the indigenous Nubians who built the pyramids…

Empresarios Creativos
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Empresarios Creativos

Europe has stole art from africa an all over the word and they feel proud…

abrantino
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abrantino

i want a german girlfriend

Daniel Cuevas
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Daniel Cuevas

German culture amazes me 🇩🇪❤️🇺🇸

Tatyana Christensen
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Tatyana Christensen

Thanks to people who do their best to save the treasures of mankind. Broken noses and scratched faces tell their own story of violence.

z Wietnamu
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z Wietnamu

not a surprised that the oldest known battlefield was found in Germany.

Erwin Heinz
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Erwin Heinz

fascinating

Shaqe Liz
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Shaqe Liz

Where was Nephretiti from?

Ramsey Raphael
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Ramsey Raphael

Nerfatiti was black women. White people don't want to admit the truth. Now they remade her to the shape of a white woman, and forgetting that the truth will always reveal itself.

Tafla
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Tafla

Looters show

Tafla
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Tafla

The Europeanision of African history is a sad historical corruption like in the copy of the bust the lady was making… They just can't accept civilizations were all over the world long before Europe from Far East to Africa not only Greece, which by the way was closer to Mosptamia (Iraq) , Persia (Iran) Phoenician (Syria) etc…

John Foose
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John Foose

Why doe Berlin have any thing? Did they not steal from everybody during WWII? Why do they have anything now?

shanos antwanos
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shanos antwanos

Imagine what history the vatican basement is holding from us..
Its said that the bookshelves pyt at their ends total 14 miles.
Alexandria relics?

LEGEND OV BAGO
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LEGEND OV BAGO

If u want history,,link up Great Nubians (THE NILERS)
Don't just steal from them

Badara Sow
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Badara Sow

Majority of the artifact in the European museum are stolen from Africa 🌍..

Salon de Simone
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Salon de Simone

I feel very fortunate to have had the chance to grace Nefertiti's bust twice. Such wondrous experience.

Frank Moch
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Frank Moch

Theft 101

Sione Hefa
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Sione Hefa

An excellent presentation!

ken pinzky
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ken pinzky

A documentary about stolen artefacts ! White people have no shame … But one day we will come back for all these … And we will make you pay dearly for them.

Thierry Herreman
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Thierry Herreman

12:29 I can't stop laughing … a weather hat to predict climate change and meteors falling !? Really ?? Does it predict terror attacks too ?? LOL

Samantha W
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Samantha W

A case off….oooh look at the stolen loot.

Ramsey Raphael
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Ramsey Raphael

Egypt means land of black people which also means Nefertiti was a black woman. That's why most of the statues in Egypt don't have nose. The nose of black people you can only find it with a black person. No other race have nose like black people. Stop telling lies.