Amber with Insects

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Beaded Lacewing

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Mosquito

Eggs

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Polyxenida

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Fly with Parasite

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Coprolite + Fly

Encored Tick

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Termite

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Ripiphoridae

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Snakefly (Raphidioptera)

There are many insects that can be found within amber. The Myanmar Amber Museum has a vast collection of amber with insects. Our collection contains mosquitoes in amber, termites in amber, wasps in amber, beetles in amber, flies in amber, ticks in amber, and more. 99 million years ago there were two dominant life forms in the animal kingdom - dinosaurs and insects. Insects ruled the cretaceous period, speculated by the theory that insects were a major cause of the decline in dinosaurs. Some insects grew to 5 ft in length and insects were much more poisonous than they are today and parasites were ambundant.

The Myanmar Amber Museum has a vast collection of amber with insects. Our goal is to share and educate the world on Myanmar Amber. We have even more amber with insects in our museum be sure to drop by or join our Collector's Club.

Amber with Animal Inclusions

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Crinoid

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Scorpions and Snails

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Donald the Leech

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Egg with Plume

Amber with Plant Inclusions

Pine

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Leaf with flower

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Seed

Dinosaurs in Amber

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Protofeather

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Eve

Flower 

Millions of years ago during the Cretaceous period, dinosaurs roamed the earth. Scientists worked to understand the way dinosaurs looked, lived, and acted. Traditional stone fossils are one way to study dinosaurs, as they are relatively common and easy-to-understand. Museums around the world display huge skeletons of these creatures. Artist add muscle, skin, scales, feathers and color to aid our imagination.

Amber is also a great place to study dinosaurs. Finding dinosaurs in amber reveals that dinosaurs, pterosaurs and birds did come in small sizes and are beautifully preserved complete with skin, scales and feathers just the way they lived and died so long ago. New discoveries make headlines around the world as scientists present their research papers changing the evolutionary tree.

Visit the Myanmar Amber Museum to see dinosaurs in amber or contact us to view our private collection.

Amber Inclusions

Myanmar amber is destined to become the most famous amber in the world because of the quality of inclusions being found. The Hawkawng Valley Amber Mines are a genetic hotspot for what life was like 99 million years ago. It is the diversity, quantity, and quality of the inclusions found that make the Myanmar amber inclusions so special. The Hawkawng Valley Amber Mines were mentioned in history books over 2,000 years ago. Since then, many inclusions were found at the mine including dinosaurs and terasaurs. Other amber inclusions found in Myanmar include amber with insects, such as flies, scorpions, and more.

The Myanmar Amber Museum collects amber inclusions from Myanmar. You can view part of our collection online or in our Museum in Myanmar, but if you'd like to see our collection up close and personal, get in contact with me via our Collector's Club and part of the collection can be sent to you for inspection.

MAM... Amber as art