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Homo sapiens: The Great History of Human Diversity

Exhibition extended until April 9th, 2012


11 November 2011- 9 April 2012
Rome, Palazzo delle Esposizioni
Curated by Luigi Luca Cavalli Sforza and Telmo Pievani


Two hundred thousand years ago Homo sapiens began the journey from a small valley in what is today's Ethiopia that led him to colonize the entire planet and to live with other human species, forming the great variety of peoples and cultures that we know. For the first time, an international group of scientists from different disciplines and coordinated by Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza, has reconstructed the roots and routes of human settlement. Geneticists, linguists, anthropologists and paleo-anthropologists have combined the results of their research into a wonderful fresco of the history of human evolution. The result is Homo sapiens. La grande storia della diversit√† umana (Homo sapiens: The Great History of Human Diversity), an international interactive and multimedia exhibition made up of six sections telling the stories of the adventures and extraordinary travels, largely unknown, which generated the mosaic of human diversity.

Special promotion for Museo Galileo's visitors
For the whole duration of the exhibition "Homo Sapiens", Museo Galileo's visitors will be entitled to reduced entrance fee to the exhibitions running at Palazzo delle Esposizioni, by presenting their entrance ticket to Museo Galileo.
A reduced fee will also be applied to the purchase of the combination ticket for Palazzo delle Esposizioni and Scuderie del Quirinale.