Exhibits Tell about the Geological Past of the Earth

5 February 2021
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The Museum of Magtymguly Turkmen State University is a large repository of the material archive of accumulated geological knowledge. The collection has a historical value and also allows to include already collected and partially studied material in new scientific research and to attract experts who are more competent in narrow applied scientific fields and directions. The museum provides methodological assistance and consults students in carrying out scientific work on this topic.

There, the natural remarkable sight of the Gaurdak-Koytendag region is reflected in the model “Traces of the Hojapil Dinosaurs” with a three-dimensional image of a predatory tyrannosaur, made at a scale of 1:2 from the life-size of the animal and accompanied by a photo stand explaining the process of creating the display. There are plaster casts of traces of the Jurassic lizards, as well as a replica of the Kunyaurgench meteorite kept in the State Museum of the State Cultural Centre of Turkmenistan. It is considered the largest of all the fireballs that fell to the territory of the CIS.

Anatoly BUSHMAKIN,
a lecturer of Magtymguly Turkmen State University, Candidate of Geology and Mineralogy. Photo by Sagit ADYGOV