Sunday, 21. December 2014 - 10:12
© Photo Matija Topolovec / Muzej krapinskih neandertalaca
15. 02. 10. - 18:00
15. 02. 10. - 18:00
A museum about Neanderthals will open in Krapina, a town in the Zagorje region in northern Croatia, at the end of February.
The main museum attraction is the authentic reconstruction of a Neanderthal family of 17 people.
The daily 24 sata has reported the "dolls" were made in French atelier Elisabeth Daynes and the most-expensive one cost 33,000 Euros.
Museum construction started in 1999 on the 100th anniversary of Krapina’s Neanderthals archaeological discovery.
The museum cost 60 million kunas (more than eight million Euros) and has been financed by the Ministry of Culture.
Museum sightseeing lasts for an hour. It is underground and looks like a snail house.
There is a multimedia portrayal of Neanderthal life using films, 3D projections, music and sounds from their age.
The Museum was designed by Zeljko Kovacic, and Jakov Radovcic set up the exhibition.
The Neanderthal village was discovered by geologist, archaeologist and paleontologist Dragutin Gorjanovic-Kramberger in 1899 near Krapina.
The archaeological site on a hill called Husnjak had over eight hundred fossil remains of 75 Neanderthals along with tools and weapons, making it one of the most significant in Europe.
Studies of the Neanderthals’ remains shows that they died between the ages of sixteen and twenty-four.
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