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September 15, 2008 | Mark | Comments 1

Secrets of the Dinosaur Mummy on Discovery Channel

Leonardo the Dinosaur Mummy finally went public in a bigger way recently, as a subject of the Discovery Channel broadcast “Secrets of the Dinosaur Mummy”.

A Brachylophosaurus Family ©Houston Museum Natural Science

A Brachylophosaurus Family ©Houston Museum Natural Science

The documentary is timed to match the dinosaur with fossilised skin, soft tissues and gut contents going on display at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, where it will be stationed as the centrepiece of the Dinosaur Mummy CSI: Cretaceous Science Investigation exhibit running until early 2009.

Someone has already posted an excerpt from the documentary here Secrets of the Dinosaur Mummy (Part 1)

In some ways it is the ‘coming out’ party for this amazing fossil that we have watched being prepared, poked and prodded since assisting with it’s discovery in Montana in 2000. And somewhat like it’s Egyptian counterparts, the dinosaur mummy has had it’s fair share of ‘curses’. Coming in to opening week, I believe a dedicated curator had to sleep with the priceless natural treasure during hurricane Ike’s assault on the city. But after 77 million years, you would think ultimately this fossil will survive most any storm.

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  1. Hi Mark! I had no idea you have a blog – it looks fantastic! Leonardo survived Ike very well. As Dave likes to say (with the necesary drama) “Ike was Leonardo’s second hurricane. The first one killed him.” Of course, he did much better the second time around – and we’re very much enjoying seeing visitor reaction to this extraordinary fossil.

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