When academics points out that the Basque language is unlike any other in Europe, Basque archaeologists counter that the Basques were living in northern Spain long before the Neolithic people who spoke proto-Indo-European ever set foot in Europe. This striking facility uses state-of-the-art museum display techniques to make the most of a handful of artifacts elucidating early Basque history. The exhibits vividly chronicle human habitation of the shores of the Bay of Biscay over the last 100,000 years, beginning with the carbon date for the earliest Neandertal fossils in the region. The artifacts and timelines carry through the arrival of Homo Sapiens and cave dwellers during the last Ice Age. They continue all the way up to around a.d. 900 and the first Basque kingdom.
- Frommer's Staff