Welcome
Welcome

Welcome to the Museum of Paleontology and Geology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

The Museum exhibits unique paleontological treasures from Greece and various precious specimens from abroad.
Young and old visitors can discover the heavy work of the paleontological excavations, see what scientists see inside a microscope, admire and touch specific specimens and if they visit the museum under an organized tour they will have the opportunity to discuss with scientists and students of the Department of Historical Geology-Paleontology.
Professor Vasileios Karakitsios - Director

 



Highlights
Highlights

Come and see the fossils and reconstructions of the dwarf elephant of Tilos, the Cretan deer, the dwarf hippopotamuses of Crete and Cyprus, the giant mice of Crete, the Cretan otter! More Information
Evolution Islands
Evolution in Islands

Island animals are very different from mainland animals. Island animals are adapted to the typical island environment. They have a different size and eat different things. Elephants and hippopotamuses become dwarfs, but mice, hedgehogs and cavias become giants. Plant-eaters develop higher crowned teeth, so that they can eat tougher plants and live longer before their teeth are completely worn down. More Information
Understanding Evolution
Understanding Evolution

The diversity of animal and plant life on Earth is the result of the process of what we call evolution. It drives organisms to change gradually over time.
Evolution of a lineage does not occur in a straight line toward a predetermined goal. Evolution is like a branching bush. Περισσότερες πληρoφορίες


 

 

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