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The Sakha (Yakutia) Republic , Yakutsk

The Mammoth Museum

The Mammoth Museum in Yakutsk was founded as a scientific and cultural centre, which has been studying mammoths and their environment during the ice age. 

The main initiator of the Museum was Petr Lazarev. Before the Foundation of the Museum most of the finds of fossil animals immediately went to the Central institutions of the largest cities in the country. The creation of a Museum of the Mammoth allowed to conduct all the necessary research and save them into the storage directly in the city of Yakutsk. 

Among the many stands you can see a copy of the famous mammoth Dima found in 1977 in the upper reaches of the Kolyma river. Now the exhibit is located in Saint Petersburg. 

For a short time the Museum has managed to gather a large collection of animal bones mammoth fauna. In the osteological collections of the mammoth Museum are 1,450 units. 

Museum guides are themselves scientists who participated in the excavations. The Museum staff speak English, Russian and Yakut languages. 

The Museum maintains a fruitful collaboration with highly qualified professionals of Germany, France, Japan and the UK.

The bones of extinct animals, tusks, teeth, a history of archaeological discoveries related to the withdrawal and study of the North — all of this can be found in the Yakut mammoth Museum, part of the Academy of Sciences of Sakha, as well as in the international Council of museums of UNESCO.

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Phone number: +7 (4112) 36-16-47
Address: Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Yakutsk city, Kulakovskogo 48 str.

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