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):
A replica set of the fossilised bones of Lucy, a 3.2 million year old hominid Australopithecus afarensis:
A dissected lizard, with organs inflated:
I took too many photos for one post – more tomorrow!