Berlin Opens Archaeology Center

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Visitors, including Wolfgang Thierse, Vice President of the... News PhotoBerlin,Bernd Neumann,Bestof,Book,Bundestag,Cultures,Egyptian Museum,Germany,Horizontal,Human Interest,Middle East,Museum,New,Topics,Topix,Vice President,Visit,Waist Up,Wolfgang ThiersePhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Getty ImagesBERLIN, GERMANY - OCTOBER 31: Visitors, including (from L to R) Wolfgang Thierse, Vice President of the Bundestag; Michael Eissenhauer, General Director of the State Museums of Berlin; Hermann Parzinger, President of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation; Bernd Neumann, German State Minister for Culture; and Friederike Seyfried, Director of the Egyptian Museum (Aegyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung), look at a very old book at the new Archaeology Center (Archaeologisches Zentrum) on October 31, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. The center, which houses archives, research, laboratory and restoration faicilites, will serve the city's five archaeological museums. Germany has a rich history of leading archaeological excavations across the globe. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)