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    Plants
    Photo of Primerose, Primula vulgaris, in its natural environment.
    This short perennial, has large obovate toothed leaves
    and solitary pale yellow flowers. It grows in woodland clearings
    and damp meadows. It occurs in mainland Greece and western Crete.
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    Arthropods
    Photo of the dorsal side of a male beetle
    Copris hispanus, (Coleoptera, Scarabeidae).
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    Vertebrates
    Photo of the lateral view of an Alpine Newt,
    Ichthyosaura alpestris.
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    Fossils
    Photo of internal view of a transversely sectioned test of an irregular
    fossil echinoid, where the adapical part of the test is missing. In situ photo.
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    Rocks and Minerals
    Photo of a of Baryte or "Desert Rose", bought from Morocco in 1999.
    It is a mineral of Barium (Ba) has non-metallic luster and color brownish
    yellow to light brown. The name comes from the high specific gravity (4.5).
    It has a hardness of 3 to 3.5.
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    Photo of Mavri peak, Idi mt (Psiloritis), Crete, Greece.
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Get to know Natural History Museum of Crete through images

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The photo gallery in this section is part of the Photo Archive of Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC). The selected photos present specimens from NHMC collections and exhibits, as well as from NHMC research activities and scientific field trips.

Natural History Museum of Crete, University of Crete

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Exhibition Halls of Natural History Museum of Crete

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