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Amazing Amber



Amazing Amber
SCOTLAND
EDINBURGH  •  National Museum of Scotland  •  10 May - 8 September 2013
 
 

Found all over the world, amber, fossilised tree resin, can vary widely in appearance and has many different uses. On display will be pieces from across the globe, from Borneo to the Baltic, Sicily to Scotland. Used for centuries as a decorative artefact, amber was also treasured for its perceived magical powers, crafted into charms and amulets to heal and ward off evil spirits.

Amber also has the unique capacity to preserve fragile life that is millions of years old, opening a special window into the past. The exhibition explores how scientists are continuing to make exciting new discoveries based on life forms preserved in amber.



National Museum of Scotland Website


Contact: National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1JF
Tel: (44) 0131 247 44 22

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