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Portugal Dino Park to reopen in February

by TPN/Lusa, in News · 28-12-2017 16:38:00 · 0 Comments

Lourinha museum, about 70 kilometres north of Lisbon, said on Thursday it was closed until 2 February to remodel its collections after the dinosaur bones were transferred outside to the Dinosaur Park, which opens to the public in February.

Portugal Dino Park to reopen in February

 

Museum coordinator Alexandre Audigane told Lusa that there would be changes to the explanations and greater interactivity with the visitors to show the collections and, as the museum has a large collection of artefacts in storage, they can now be put on display.

 

In the archeology section, the most relevant new finds are materials that were used in the daily and military life of in habitants of the pre-historic caves in the region that go back to the Neolithic period, 6,0o00 years ago.

 

The museum is also going to create a new section dedicated to Life on Earth which “tells the story since the opening of the Atlantic Ocean, which scientists believe happened between 550 and 250 million years ago.

 

The collection is going to include originals or replicas of fossil such as dinosaurs, turtles or ancestors of the crocodile collected from various parts of the world, such as Angola, Wyoming (USA) or Greenland as part of international projects it has been connected with.

 

Over the last decades, the museum’s paleontologists have discovered dinosaur fossil belonging to various species, including the largest dinosaur nest with the oldest embryos ever found until then, which put Lourinha on the world paleontology maps.

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