35 millions year ago, an amazing story started. The biggest island in the world split up from the last leg of continental land. The old creatures who inhabited there found themselves isolated by the ocean. Both, animals and landscape evolved throughout millions of years to create one of the most beautiful, unique and diverse ecosystems in the world. There is no place like this elsewhere. A unique window back to the past that takes us into the early days of our species.
Half the world's population speaks a language that has evolved from a single, prehistoric mother tongue. First spoken in Stone Age times, on the steppes of central Eurasia 6,500 years ago, this mother tongue spread from the shores of the Black Sea across almost all of Europe and much of Asia. It is the genetic basis of everything we speak and write today-the DNA of language.