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The Asklepieion Natural History Museum

13_ARXIOLOGIKO MOYSIO FISIKIS ISTORIASThe Natural History Museum of Kotsiomitis is located in Lygourio, Argolida, 5 km from the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus. It offers a full guided tour to its visitors, who are able to see about 6.000 out of the numerous articles it possesses, mostly fossils, minerals, shells, insects, tools, etc. Its collections are considered unique throughout Greece and of the richest ones in Europe. Some of its exhibits are unique worldwide. Its collection of ammonites from Epidaurus is the most complete in the world. The Museum has been acclaimed as the largest thematic museum of minerals and fossils all over Greece, with special exhibits that may interest not only common visitors, but also the scientific community worldwide. A visitor to the museum will find fossils of 3.000.000 to 530.000.000 years old, from Greece and other parts of the world. The museum operates with the collaboration of special scientists from the University of Athens, Aristotle University, I.G.M.E (Ι.Γ.Μ.Ε., Institute of Geology and Mineral Exploration) and other scientific institutes. The identification and dating of the exhibits has been done by special scientists.

 

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