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Museum krupinski Neanderthals

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Museum krupinski Neanderthals since its opening in 2010, causing much attention from tourists and residents. This happens not only because of specific theme of the Museum, but also through creative ways of presenting exhibits.

Home of the Neanderthals were discovered in 1899 near hill Husnjakovo in the course of geological and paleontological studies. In the sand layers at a depth of 8 meters was found fossilized human bones, they belonged to individuals of different sex and age (from two to forty years). Also found were tools of stone, dated to the Paleolithic.

The authors of the project of the Museum - a paleontologist James Radovic and architect željko kovačić tried to bring Museum visitors to the era of stone age people who lived here long before the advent of modern cities. The Museum is a kind of time machine, opening a lot of detail about the existence of man on earth, with an emphasis on the time of the Neanderthals.

The Museum building is located near world-famous attractions - dwelling caveman. Architectural idea of the building is quite original: the building is also reminiscent of a cave, sunk in the hill, and the glass façade, which reflects the growing opposite the woods adds to the feeling of unreality.

In the interior of the Museum is also used a lot of mirrors, through which visitors are transported to a distant time reality. Reinforce this feeling lined with concrete and “artificial stone” walls of the Museum. On one of the glass walls is projected a film about the daily life of the Neanderthals, and located behind the transparent screen people unwittingly become for the audience a part of what is happening in the movie action.

Some halls of the Museum is arranged like a maze, leading visitors further and further away from the modern world. As you descend, you change the colors, the sounds, the rhythm and the atmosphere, even the shape of the halls. This symbolizes the development of human kind.

Exceptional richness of the results of scientific discoveries produced in this territory in XIX-XX centuries, expanded the view of modern science about the stone age and the history of mankind, and the area of the hill Husakova, according to the decision of the National Institute for nature protection, was recognized as a valuable historic and natural site and are under the protection of the state.