On February 12, 2008 the Museum of Natural History of Stockholm (Naturhistoriska riksmuseet) opened a new permanent exhibition on human origins.

The public travels through space and time to follow the last seven million years of human evolution. Besides the spotlight on early humans, focus is also turned towards others animal species such as horses and elephants to see how they developed post dinosaur era, that is 65 million years ago.

During this journey, visitors meet eleven hyper realistic reconstructions of early human ancestors. They are all bipeds which is the characteristic that separates them from their closest living relatives, the chimpanzees. Visitors can also learn about the major role climate and other environmental factors played on human evolution.

It is an odyssey through human origins among apes, saber-tooth tigers, mammoths and other extraordinary animals. It is an invitation to follow the first adventurers on their migrations out of Africa.


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The Human Journey


Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm - Sweden


Starting on February 05, 2008

Tuesday to Friday: 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 11.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

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