There was much to see inside the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. There’s the Natural World Photography exhibition and Geology, the collection of gems and minerals, and the origin of Oceans.
The museum has so many impressive displays, yet I found the Human Origins very interesting.
Look how the human faces has evolved in chronological order.
An extinct hominid that lived between 3.9 and 2.9 million years ago.
It lived in Eastern Africa during the Pleistocene epoch from about 2.3 until about 1.2 million years ago.
Homo neanderthalensis or the Neandertals
Closely related to modern humans and differing in DNA by just 0.12%. Fossil evidence has been dated to around 200,000 to 28,000 years ago.
Species of the genus Homo which lived in Africa, Europe and western Asia during about 700,000 to 200,000 years ago.
Homo floresiensis (nicknamed ‘Hobbit’)
Here are scaled models of the faces of our ancestors.
Of course, there are more inside the museum.
A huge collection of mammal, birds, and other animal bones.
The mummy of Ramses III
A sacred mummified bull.
World’s largest flawless quartz sphere
Do you wanna see how giant is the Giant Squid?
And more mammal collection.
There is no miss seeing the giant elephant statue.
You could spend the whole day there with how much there is to see. Kids and adults alike will enjoy this museum. The weekends are usually busy and crowded.
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Address: 10th Street and Constitution Ave, Washington DC, DC 20560
Phone Number: 202 633-1000
Open daily except December 25, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.
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