egg known to man… is on display at Museumwinkel.com in Nijmegen!
The egg in question belongs to the elephant bird. The
creature, native to Madagascar and standing over three meters tall, is known as
the largest avian creature ever. What further adds to the extraordinary quality
of its egg, is the general assumption that the elephant bird has been extinct
for at least several centuries. An elephant bird’s egg measures about 31
centimeters and weighs a couple of kilos – in other words, 150 times the volume
of a chicken’s egg!
proudly presents its recent acquisition – one of only forty elephant bird’s
eggs currently discovered! In addition to that, most elephant bird’s eggs are
found incomplete and shattered in pieces. The egg that is on display at
Museumwinkel.com, however, is practically whole. A very special egg indeed!
If this can’t persuade you to pay a visit, the following undoubtedly can. The
elephant bird’s egg is part of the museum’s new exposition of its private
collection. Unique objects that are currently on display include several
so-called shrunken heads (real human heads prepared by the Jivaroan tribes
of the Amazon), an ancient mummified cat, and a rare and ferocious goliath
tigerfish, seemingly diving straight out of a horror movie.
Come visit and stare in wonder! Museumwinkel.com is open six days a week and every
last Sunday of the month. Free entrance!
Both a museum and a shop, Museumwinkel.com offers unique items such as mounted
animals including an abundance of butterfly species, minerals, shells, and a wide
variety of natural historical rarities. Museumwinkel.com is located on Van
Welderenstraat 114 in midtown Nijmegen.