Stone Bones of the Ancient Karoo

  • Location: South African Museum
Stone Bones of the Ancient Karoo

This exhibition has been 250 million years in the making. It features the fossilised skeletons of long-extinct reptiles that ruled the land areas of the world some 50 million years before the dinosaurs. Highlights include five large fossilised skeletons of mammal-like reptiles, supported by graphics portraying what they might have looked like in the flesh. Two walk-round dioramas called “Scavengers” and “Grubbers” feature finely sculpted life-sized models of these animals in scenarios that have been reconstructed from the actual fossils on display.

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