BERLIN, December 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
An original Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton goes on show at the Museum of Natural History Berlin
Berlin has a new cultural highlight and a unique research object. Tristan is one of the best-preserved specimens of T-rex in the world. From December 17th 2015, it will be on show in a special exhibition. At the Museum für Naturkunde, Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Research, the skeleton will be studied by a dedicated research team, using cutting-edge technology and in close cooperation with partners in science, research, industry and society. The Museum is setting new standards by displaying T-rex for the first time in Europe and, at the same time, conducting a large research programme to develop the story of Tristan and the exhibition.
The exhibition with a life size twelve-metre-long skeleton and a nearly complete skull of Earth's biggest predator will give all visitors a unique insight into the research surrounding Tristan. What do the approximately 66 million-year-old bones tell us about Tristan's life? What diseases did he have, what were his weight, speed, and bite force? The exhibition is also a real time experiment: through the cutting-edge research the exhibition will grow and change over the coming years.
The Museum has gained a worldwide reputation for its science and exhibitions. "We are working on relevant scientific questions such as climate change, meteorite threat or the protection of biodiversity. We are studying the past and present, using our expertise to help shaping the future of our planet. Tristan is part of this development," says Director General Johannes Vogel, "Tristan is unique and a one-off opportunity for Berlin, for Germany and for research into nature worldwide."
Kontakt: Dr. Gesine Steiner / press officer, Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstrasse 43, 10115 Berlin Tel. +49(0)30-2093-8917, e-mail:email@example.com, http://www.naturkundemuseum-berlin.de
SOURCE Museum of Natural History Berlin