The Nerja History Museum on Plaza España has added a 4,300 year old skull to its display. The skull was found in 1960 at the Nerja Caves and is popularly known as “Napoleon” because the stone that it is attached to is in the shape of the hat that the French emperor used to wear.

The skull is on display with a number of other human remains from the Nerja Caves, including the famous skeleton of ‘Pepita’, found in 1982 in the Torca gallery which is believed to be from a woman of between 18 and 20 years of age who died in the caves 8,300 years ago.

The museum also has on display other human remains found in the caves, including some of those discovered by the researcher Ana Maria de la Quadra-Salcedo between 1962 and 1963. Her finds included four skeletons dated between 5,700 and 11,000 years old.

The Nerja Museum is open every day except Monday.

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