"Prehistoric insects in amber" 05/12/2018 automatic translate
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Калужский музей изобразительных искусств
ул. Ленина, 104
From December 12, 2018, the Kaluga Museum of Fine Arts (104, Lenin Street, exhibition hall) invites you to the famous exhibition of natural amber inclusions “Prehistoric insects in amber”, first brought to Kaluga.
Here you can see rare and surprisingly beautiful amber nuggets with the inclusion of arthropods that lived on Earth about 500,000 centuries ago!
On the coast of the modern Baltic Sea pine cones "Pinas Suciniifera" grew. In the hot rays of the sun, pines exuded resin, she, descending the trunk, carried small insects, leaves, pollen, and then froze, turning into a substance capable of keeping any plant, insect, air in its captivity for tens of millions of years. Pitch fell into the sea, became covered with silt, was carried by sand, keeping inside itself the treasures of the ancient world. This is how amber appeared. He then preserved the inclusions - the fossil remains of organisms trapped in ancient tar.
Insects in amber are an invaluable gift of nature, a kind of time machine that allows you to look into the depths of time and brought to our days in unchanged the representatives of the insect world of the prehistoric era. The exhibition presents insects, preserved in their original form in natural amber - succinite, whose age is 40-50 million years, which corresponds to Paleogene - the geological period following the Cretaceous. During this period after the extinction of a large number of reptiles, the rapid flourishing of prehistoric mammals began. At this time, the world was inhabited by giant running birds of prey Diatrima, fancy mastodons, glyptodons, megatheriums and amazing indrikosterii. Since then, the Earth has experienced many glacial periods and changed the position of the continents.
Each exhibit is contained in a glass pyramid, equipped with a point illumination and jewelry lens systems, allowing to view the inhabitants of the ancient world with detail to the villus.
Visiting the exhibition "Prehistoric insects in amber", you can look into the faceted eyes of the ancient inhabitants of our planet who lived on it tens of millions of years ago.
The exhibition will run until February 24.