Esquire magazine highlights ancient Georgian fossils from Dmanisi

  • Human fossils discovered in Dmanisi are a central part of the exhibition at several museums in the Philippines. Photo from The Travelling Museum Philippines/Facebook.
Agenda.ge, 31 Mar 2016 - 13:23, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Philippines edition of Esquire international magazine has written an extensive article about the discovery of ancient human fossils at the Dmanisi archaeological site in south-central Georgia.

The magazine dedicated several pages to describing the background and archaeological experiences of Georgian National Museum General Director David Lordkipanidze, who was instrumental in the discovery of the human bones in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

The Dmanisi fossils are currently being exhibited in a year-long series of exhibition titled First Humans Out Of Africa: The Journey of Mankind, hosted at several museums in the Philippines.

The skull of an adolescent human discovered in Dmanisi, Georgia. Photo from The Travelling Museum Philippines/Facebook.

The Dmanisi human remains date back 1.8 million years and are a central part of the exhibition. The discovery of the fossils changed world history and scientists' previous understanding of the first humans who left the African continent and reached Europe.

The fossils were discovered at the archaeological site in southern Georgia in 1999 and 2001.

The series of exhibitions in the Philippines aimed to "illustrate the unfolding of the human story" starting with the historic phase when the first humans left the African continent two million years ago.

Ambassador of Georgia to the Philippines Zurab Aleksidze and general director of the Georgian National Museum David Lordkipanidze (R). Photo from The Travelling Museum Philippines/Facebook.

Scientific casts of the Dmanisi skulls were flown to the Philippines from Georgia last autumn.

The series of exhibitions launched at the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines capital Manilla on February 9.

The fossil display is currently exhibited at the Jose Rizal University in Manilla. This exhibition will continue until April 6.

Other venues in Manila set to host the exhibits are:

  • University of Santo Tomas: April 25-May 28
  • University of the East: June 27-July 22
  • University of the Philippines Diliman: August 2-26
  • De La Salle University: September 12-October 14
  • National University: November 21-December 21

Watch Philippines' ABS-CBN television channel's program about the exhibition First Humans Out Of Africa: The Journey of Mankind, with exhibition organiser Mylene Lising and Georgian National Museum General Director David Lordkipanidze speaking as guests below:

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