• Guest Post: The Pocket-Sized Crystal Palace Dinosaurs

    4 years ago - By Chasmosaurs

    Today we welcome back guest blogger Rohan Long of the University of Melbourne, who joined us in February for a look back at Crichton's The Lost World novel . This time, he shares some cool relics from paleontology in the Victorian era. Every reader of this blog must surely be familiar with the Crystal Palace dinosaurs . These were the life-size dinosaur models made around 1854 by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins in collaboration with Richard Owen and placed in a naturalistic, outdoor setting in Crystal Palace Park. They were the very first dinosaur models ever made. The story of these...
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