I've always been intrigued by hidden rooms. Obviously, it's the mystery that is so interesting and thought-provoking, but knowing the psychology behind it all doesn't make it any less fantastic. I'd love to one day see the Vatican's hidden vault, (which is not very likely), but at least the Smithsonian has revealed their back room.
Today, I'd like to take you through the mesmerizing collection of artifacts, insects, plants, and so much more that the Smithsonian Museum harbors. Some of which date back billions of years. Come along with me as we enter the past.
All Photos Courtesy of NMNH