Kunstkamera Peter The Great's Antropology and Ethnography Museum, St. Petersburg

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Examine one of the world's largest collections of ethnographic artifacts at Kunstkamera Peter The Great's Antropology and Ethnography Museum. The museum features nearly 2 million ethnographic, anthropological, and archaeological items, and reflects the diversity of traditional cultures in the Old and New World. Peter the Great founded the museum in the first half of the 18th century as a typical cabinet of curiosities dedicated to preserving "natural and human curiosities and rarities." Explore the Tsar's personal collection, featuring stuffed animals, minerals, model ships, tools, astronomical instruments, and a variety of human and animal fetuses with anatomical deficiencies. A part of the museum is dedicated to Mikhail Lomonosov, founder of Moscow State University, a polymath, historian, and leading poet of the era. Our St. Petersburg vacation generator makes visiting Kunstkamera Peter The Great's Antropology and Ethnography Museum and other St. Petersburg attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • In March the year 2017 during a visit to St. Petersburg decided to visit the Museum. Stories about the horrors of naslyshena was a lot. Most of them proved to be far-fetched. Currently the Chamber of curiosities represents the Museum of anthropology, where a large number of exhibits devoted to Antiquities East, America, North: stuffed animals, household items and interior design. A separate room is dedicated to the sciences. Room with preserved embryos, human beings and parts of the body one. It's small. At first I had a sense of horror, disgust, etc etc but I at the time "pristroilas'" the group excursion. A competent guide is very interesting to talk about how and why exhibits have appeared. And perception became completely different. So I recommend visiting the kunstkammer, but always with a guide.
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  • Founded by Peter for collecting curiosities. Pretty chaotic, but diverse and great passes personality characteristics. The building pleases the eye and adorns the University embankment.
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  • .... failed! see nothing! Museum gets sucked from the finger, "type a few halls" local history ", but the edge is not explicitly about Peter, and the rest of the freaks in the banks ... so-so attraction! Perhaps children from 6 to 12 and people in the era of Peter was amusing, but now it is not nice and not exactly interesting! but... "the taste and color ...", as the saying goes ... You decide! for me this once again WASTED time!
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