Monday, 29 June 2009


A week ago I visited the museum for natural history in Maastricht, together with my daughter, Rianne. They had the first found remnants (1770, in Maastricht) of a Mosasaurus on display, The French took it to Paris when they occupied the town in 1790. After 210 years it came back, for a few weeks anyway. This skeleton of a long extinct type of dinosaur eventually led to Darwins theory about the species.
De Mosasaurus bezocht in Maastricht. Gevonden in 1770, gejat in 1790, en tijdelijk terug in Maastricht voor het Darwinjaar. Getekend en geschilderd ter plekke.

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