Museum of Paleontology & Geology
The Museum of Paleontology & Geology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUoA) was established in 1906 and since 1981 it has been housed at the premises of the Department of Science, located at the campus (Panepistimiopolis) of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
It features rich collections of fossils from around Greece and other foreign countries and showcases the history of life on Earth, as well as the main prehistoric organisms that lived in Greek territory. By understanding the most important events that took place from the creation of Earth to this day, one gets to know the principles of the science of Paleontology, the dynamic interaction between the climate and the ecosystems, the evolution of life on Earth and the appearance of the human species.
Aim of the Museum is to record fossilised organisms that are significant to science, to inform of the past environments that existed in Greece (marine or terrestrial), to preserve historic fossil collections and record new fossils from Greece and Cyprus. Visitors have the opportunity to discover a great number of real fossils, such as the elephants and the savannah animals that lived in Greece, through a journey into the distant past.