Nairobi National Museum
Nairobi National Museum
At the Nairobi National Museum
Before entering the colourful world of Kenya, as preserved in the National Museum.
Visiting the Nairobi National Museum
Welcome to our colourful world!
Crafts shop inside the Nairobi National Museum.
I got a pot of gold!
(... but in fact the smile is worth diamonds!) Inside the Nairobi National Museum.
One of the many pots made of dry gourds
Collection of gourd pots used by Kenyan tribes, in the Nairobi National Museum.
Ahmed of Mt. Marsabit
Life-size replica and skull and tusks of Ahmed, the legendary elephant of Mt. Marsabit in Kenya who was given protection by Presidential decree, and died of gunshot at the age of 55.
Maitreyee with the Guide
... in the Nairobi National Museum.
Wild in the museum
More exhibits of the wild animals of Kenya, including the skeleton of the famous elephant, Ahmed of Mt. Marsabit, in the Nairobi National Museum.
Horn of Dilemma
Why are the two horns of this antler different in their surface smoothness? Because the animal used only his left horn to fight, the friction leading to a polished look over time...
Proconsul heseloni - Nice to meet you!
18-million-years-old skull of Proconsul heseloni, one of the earliest apes that is believed to be a shared ancestor of modern apes and man.
Turkana Boy - as complete as it gets
This 1.6 million-years-old skeleton of Home erectus is the most complete ever found of an early hominin, apart from that of "Lucy" found in Ethiopia. We saw him in the Nairobi National Museum.
Home erectus - female skull
This 1.75 million-years-old skull of a female Homo erectus is the best preserved of an early human. Seen in the Nairobi National Museum.
Leopard tortoise - skeleton
Exhibit in the Nairobi National Museum.
Shell and skeleton of Leopard tortoise, seen in the Nairobi National Museum.
Guess who I am?
Skeleton of a python! Seen in the Nairobi National Museum.
Rhino skull and replica
Seen in the Nairobi National Museum.
Handicraft of Maasai people
Some 38,000 imported Indian labourers helped the British to build the Uganda Railway between Mombasa and Lake Victoria between 1896 and 1901.
The construction of Ugandan Railway was sold to the British people as a means to unbounded wealth and prosperity founded upon the East African resources. But it turned out to be extremely expensive and uneconomical.
Spot me if you can!
A resident of the Snake Park in Nairobi is looking at you from this picture. Can you spot it?
An exhibit in the Snake Park
Note the poster about the depiction of snakes in Hindu mythology in the background.