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Bundeskunsthalle: "A Brief History of Humankind"

If you’re in Bonn, you should go to the Bundeskunsthalle’s “A Brief History of Humankind”. This is the corresponding exhibition to “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari, a book about which I’ve heard good things.

It exhibits artefacts such as 1.4 million year old human tools, a Gutenberg Bible and Einstein’s manuscript of E = mc² (looking a bit like handwritten Latex), all next to contemporary art. What I liked most was a little room filled with ancient figurines of gods from many civilizations.

It only runs until March 26.