Natural History Museum's Diplodocus, 1905

Natural History Museum's Diplodocus, 1905

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Caption: Natural History Museum's Diplodocus. Artwork showing US palaeontologist and Carnegie Museum director William Jacob Holland (1848-1932, bottom right) supervising the erection of the Diplodocus exhibit at the Natural History Museum, London UK. This 26-metre-long exhibit was unveiled on 12 May 1905 in the museum's Hall of Reptiles. A replica of a fossil skeleton held at the Carnegie Museum, USA, it was moved to the Central Hall in 1979. Diplodocus was a sauropod dinosaur that lived 154 to 150 million years ago, during the Jurassic Period. This artwork is from the 5 May 1905 edition of The Graphic.

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