May 18, 2009

El Museo Jurásico de Asturias

Follow-up to Poo de Llanes beach, Asturias from Transversality - Robert O'Toole

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.


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