Jeweled Table

April 17, 2005


Referred by: Elena Raevskaya, Geological Institute, St. Petersburg; Heather Renyck, Milford High School, NH
Summary authors & editors: Heather Renyck

This photo depicts a stunning table top on display in the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. The name of this museum comes from Russia's Empress Catherine the Great (daughter of Peter the Great) and is the place where she kept her most prized possessions from all over the world. Note that this exquisite table top contains rocks, minerals, gemstones, and cross sections of fossils.

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