One of the other big draws of the Pergamon is the Market Gate of Miletus. This was taken when the museum was still open, so those people milling around give a sense of the size of the gate - it's HUGE! Unfortunately, I couldn't even get the whole thing in my shot - the next time I'm there I will definitely bring my wide angle lens.
All of the pieces I've shown you so far are the real deal - not reconstructions. Back in the early 1900's archeology and anthropology became very popular and the scientists (or hobbyists) found things at dig sites, they typically packed them up and brought them back to Europe for everyone to enjoy. I'm pretty sure none of this would fly in modern times, but the Pergamon is really special and if you're in Berlin it's a must-see. This is my take on "decay" for Rubbish Tuesday.