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parliament shells

This unique model was made by an old woman named Ilonka Miskei, who was born in 1920. She started to build it in 1975 and continued for 14 years. She used 4.5 million snail shells from the Pannon sea for the building. Ilona collected these fossils from different mins of Hungary and she sorted them considering the ornamentation of the Parliament. She gave her collection to the ethnographical museum of Keszthely in 1999.

Below are photos where you can see more of the Parliament building: