Museum of Evolution

Local nameEvolutionsmuseet
LocationUppsala, Sweden

The Museum of Evolution of Uppsala University is a natural history museum in Sweden containing the largest fossil collection in Scandinavia. The number of items in today's collection, which spans zoological, paleontological and mineralogical specimens, is approximately 5 million unique pieces, of which only a fraction are exhibited. Expeditions to China in the 20th century unearthed numerous unique paleontological treasures. The museum's collection contains three teeth of the Peking Man, found by paleontologist Otto Zdansky during an expedition to Zhoukoudian in 1921. Due to its large collection of type specimens the museum is an important establishment in the field of biological systematics, and it maintains an active exchange with other scientific institutions worldwide.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museum_of_Evolution_of_Uppsala_University

Official Website http://www.evolutionsmuseet.uu.se/

Coordinates 59°51'0.642" N 17°37'34.461" E

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