All entries for Monday 18 May 2009
May 18, 2009
Near to Colunga on the Asturian 'jurassic coast', MUJA is an amazing museum full of fossils, reconstructions, and informative displays. It is built in the shape of a giant foot print, with each toe representing a different part of the Mesozoic, along with some Permian and Tertiary exhibits to put them into context.
It's a great place to hear a lecture by a leading palaeontologist:
Some of the exhibits can get quite hungry, best appease them with sacrificial children:
This photo gives an idea of the vast size of the halls:
Lawrence correctly identified the oviraptor and explained its name (egg eating raptor):
A display illustrating possible colour schemes for various Ceratopsidae.