Mammut from the permanent exhibition - From mammoth steppe to cultural steppe - Mammut

From mammoth steppe to cultural steppe

The exhibition is open until 23 October, 2022.

Permanent exhibition

The giant mammoth is just one of the animals that you encounter on your journey through Denmark's prehistoric fauna. The exhibition is a time travel through 20.000 years – from the steppe of the mammoth to the present-day cultural landscape. Other unique finds in the exhibition include prehistoric animals like giant elk and aurochs.

Also shown are bones, crania, and antlers from roe, wild boar, and red deer found in Danish bogs and from dating 7-4.000 BC.

Skeleton of an aurochs bull
Complete skeleton of an aurochs bull 7400 BC.

Marine mammals

Towards the end of the glacial period, around 17-18.000 years ago, a sea emerged west and south of the ice margin with sea ice and drifting icebergs. In deposits from this sea bone remains of seals, walruses, polar bears and whales have been found.

In the exhibition you can see a complete skeleton of a ringed seal and the lumbar and caudal vertebrae of a bowhead whale.

Ishavets pattedyr - skelet af ringsæl og lænde- og halshvirvler af grønlandshval
 The skeleton of a ringed seal and the lumbar and caudal vertebrae of a bowhead whale from the last glacial period.

Address

Natural History Museum of Denmark
Zoological Museum
Universitetsparken 15
2100 Copenhagen Ø
Tlf: 22 83 63 55

NOTE: Due to elevator breakdown, wheelchair access is extremely limited. Wheelchairs must be less than 75 cm in width and 140 cm in depth.

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