Far back in Cyprus there where pygmy hippopotamus and pygmy elephants, which today are extinct. At the edge of Akrotiri peninsula is a rock shelter, Aetokremnos, where skeletons of pygmy hippopotamus, as well as a few pygmy elephants, have been found. It is tickling to think about it sometimes, as we like to hang out so "close" to this excavation area.
So when we heard about this event in Nicosia exhibiting a full skeleton of such a pygmy hippopotamos (first picture), the so called Cyprus dwarf Hippopotamus,
we didn't want to miss it. A Cypriot private collector had
gotten hold of this rare piece and kindly wanted the public to enjoy it freely this day, together with a full dinosaur skeleton, a T-rex head and
much more. Kids could do some own "excavations" too.