American Heiner. A Mammoth making History. - until 19. June

American Heiner. Ein Mammut macht Geschichte - bis 19. Juni

Exhibition at the Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt

25.3. until 19.6.2022


Hardly anyone knows: the Darmstadt mammoth is American and a sensation in the history of paleontology. In 1801 it was the first skeleton mounted in a museum in North America and so important that the American President Thomas Jefferson regarded its excavation as a national matter and Alexander von Humboldt saw it at the end of his 1804 American trip visited. In 1854 the skeleton came to Darmstadt via detours. So it has been Darmstadt or, as they say here, a real "Heiner" for over 150 years.

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