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

Natural history Museum - one of the many museums in the French city of Grenoble, located in the South-East of the country, in the isère, rhône - Alpes region. The first settlement here appeared in the III century ad, and in Medieval times it housed the administrative centre of the historical region of Dauphine.

Museum of natural history is located South of the Old town and next to the Botanical Park, opened in 1782. The Museum itself was founded in 1851, but moved to this graceful building of the middle XIX century with elegant columns, only four years later.

It is the second largest natural history Museum in France, it is second only to Paris. It presents a variety of collections, devoted to botany, Zoology, Ethnography, Mineralogy and Geology, with special emphasis on mountain areas of the Alps. With regard to paleontology, the field Museum is almost without equal: now local scientists are studying the fossils and the fossils found at the bottom of the White sea and the river Würm, which flows in Bavaria.

According to the documents, the Museum has about one million items. One of the symbols of the Museum is the elephant Eulalia, greets guests at the entrance to the Museum. It was purchased in 1877, and in parts, and a hundred years later, brought it in and put in a place of honor. There are also some major minerals, including amethyst and geodes.

Downstairs are dioramas that show different animals - the inhabitants of the Alps, moreover, even those who in France are not Dating. The third floor is devoted to the archaeological, geological and paleontological finds - it demonstrates the whole history of the formation of the Alps. Some of the exhibits there are more than 250 million years.

The Museum also has a greenhouse, which, however, also serves as a showroom, there are temporary exhibitions.