For the 5th year in a row, the mim Museum of Minerals teams up with the Ministry of Culture for a night ramble among the museums of Lebanon.
Mim features this year a new section, on fluorescent minerals. Fluorescence is the property of a mineral to transform ultraviolet light that the human eye cannot see, into visible light. The word fluorescence comes from the mineral fluorite because this phenomenon was observed in the 19th c. in certain English fluorites. Besides spectacular optical effects, fluorescence has nowadays many industrial uses: lasers, fluorescent lamps...
Admire mimodactylus libanensi “mimo”, the fossil of a flying creature discovered in Lebanon, along with its breathtaking three dimensional reconstructions using the most advanced techniques. It is a new species and a new genus of pterosaur, a being that lived around 95 million years ago.
The FISH'N'STONE exhibition featuring a selection of the most beautiful fish fossils from the private
collection of the Abi Saad family, Memory of Time is still ongoing for the third year.