Day 163. Heaven in a gallery

In January 2013 on January 22, 2013 at 9:00 am

gallery skeletons

I simply love museums.

I think it’s because they remind me that people are curious, and have always been that way.

Visiting Paris’ Gallery of Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy, I found a wonderful old building filled with three levels of bones and anatomical pots and dissections and fossils and relics of life. Absolutely brilliant.

Included in the amazing range of material were:

Fossils discovered by Mary Anning (subject of Tracey Chevalier’s novel Remarkable Creatures):

gallery fossil

A replica set of the fossilised bones of Lucy, a 3.2 million year old hominid Australopithecus afarensis:

gallery lucy

A dissected lizard, with organs inflated:

gallery lizard

I took too many photos for one post – more tomorrow!


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