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Museum of Prehistory at Boxtel (NL) / Oertijdmuseum te Boxtel (NL)

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Tidgy's Dad

Looks like a great place to visit! :)

Very nice, thanks for sharing.

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ziggycardon

Lovely museum, I visit it on a yearly basis as it lies on the road to my girlfriend :) 
My girlfriend always jokes that I'll end up the same way as the guy who started this museum! :D 

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The Amateur Paleontologist
2 hours ago, Joeri_R said:

In the 1800's a fossil bone was found in the ENCI quarry at Maastricht. It was send to London and because it was only one bone, the international scientific world lost interest in it. But some Dutch scientists did some research and they discovered that it's a bone from a theropod dinosaur, a tyrannosaurian.

A tyrannosaur bone in marine Cretaceous sediments?

Yikes! I need to look more into this - sounds very interesting :) 

-Christian

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LordTrilobite

The museum in Boxtel is pretty interesting. It's a bit cluttered, but they have some really interesting stuff.

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Joeri_R
On 18-2-2019 at 7:41 PM, The Amateur Paleontologist said:

A tyrannosaur bone in marine Cretaceous sediments?

Yikes! I need to look more into this - sounds very interesting :) 

-Christian

It was found by stonecutters who were cutting rock in those 'caves' for building material. It's the only bone they've found so far from this theropod. 

It's amazing what treasures might still be waiting, and that often it's 50% luck that does the trick :P 

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