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Nov 23, 2023 / 17:42

Hanoi Museum fossils exhibition reveals prehistoric life on Earth

The exhibition tells the story of how species evolved using fossil artifacts.

The exhibition "History of Earth Formation through a Fossil Collection", which was opened in the Hanoi Museum early this week, features rare artifacts revealing the life lived in prehistory.
The event is jointly organized by the Hanoi Museum and Hanoi Fossil Museum, which currently owns a collection of thousands of precious documents and more than 15,000 fossil specimens collected from many places in the world and Vietnam dating back millions of years.
Most of the above specimens have been certified as relics and antiques by the Hanoi Department of Culture and Sports. They are specimens of high historical and scientific value, helping recreate a Paleoland - traces of ancient life.
In addition to the exhibition, the Hanoi Museum of Fossils also designed a 3D mapping room, which depicts the history of the earth's formation using 3D virtual reality technology.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Nguyen Tien Da, Director of the Hanoi Museum, said that the exhibition is part of the series of events of the Hanoi Creative Design Festival in 2023.
By organizing exhibitions, Hanoi Museum not only demonstrates its role as a typical cultural creative space of the capital Hanoi, but also realizes its commitments and initiatives to bring creative activities into every face of life.

 A fossil art installation. Photos: Ngo Minh/The Hanoi Times
 Bathycrinus aldrichianus, a fossil found in the northern province of Ha Giang. 
Fossils of crabs from 10,000 years ago. 
The exhibition is a big draw for young people. 
 Turtle shell found in Na Duong coal mining area in the northern province of Lang Son. 
 Fossils of snails. 
Fossil ammonites lived during the Devonian Period, the fourth geologic period of the Paleozoic Era, from about 419.2 million to 358.9 million years ago. 
Visitors can learn more about prehistory through the exhibition. 
A visitor takes a photo of an amber fossilized.