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Natural history Museum: photo description (Museum d'histoire naturelle de Colmar)

Natural history Museum - one of the many museums in the Alsatian town of Colmar, North-Eastern France. It is a picturesque town located at an equal distance from Strasbourg and Basel, located in Switzerland. Colmar is interesting because it has preserved many of the old quarters with the famous half-timbered houses. And due to the fact that the campus has several channels, it is called "little Venice".

Museum of natural history was founded in 1860. It presents a variety of collections, devoted to the botany, Mineralogy, Geology, paleontology, Zoology and Ethnography.

In the first section with a variety of plants, including those that no longer exist in nature. The second section presents the craggy rocks and minerals typical of this region, as well as a variety of fossils found during archaeological excavations held in the territory of modern France, Switzerland and Germany. Stand out the bones of ancient mammals - bears and even mammoths. However, in the next room you can admire the perfectly preserved skeletons more modern animal, including the Australian wombat. The Zoological Department is divided into several sections devoted in turn to reptiles, fish, insects and birds. It should be noted that the specimens examined here, collected from all corners of the globe.

Ethnographic exhibition also presents artifacts created by native people all over the world. The Museum is rightly proud of its collection of Egyptian antiquities, including sarcophagi, papyri and funerary masks. But the oldest exhibit of the Museum is the mummy, Dating back to XI century BC. Also in this Department is worthy of attention is paid to the culture and art of the peoples of Polynesia, Ethiopia and even eskimo-Aleut.