Berlin to host first ever European T-Rex display

Berlin's Museum für Naturkunde (Natural History Museum) will be the first museum in Europe ever to display a Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton when its exhibition 'Tristan - Berlin bares teeth' opens to the public on Thursday.

Berlin's Museum für Naturkunde.

Berlin's Museum für Naturkunde. Image by Indra Hajar / CC BY 2.0

The skeleton, named 'Tristan Otto' when it was discovered in Montana in 2010, is estimated to be 66 million years old, and is one of the world's best preserved specimens. Tristan will be on display in Berlin for at least three years, and museum director Prof. Johannes Vogel says he hopes Tristan will double the number of visitors the museum.

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