Fossil of world’s the first bird Archaeopteryx to make Japan debut

June 1, 2016
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In 2017, exhibition titled “Treasures of the Natural World: Best of London’s Natural History Museum” will be shown to the whole world. Exposition on natural history’s fossils will start from Tokyo, and after (March through June 2017) planned to make a world tour. Cultural event sponsored by The Yomiuri Shimbun and others. Visitors could see the fossil of world’s the first bird Archaeopteryx among many other exclusive pre-historical specimens.
In Tokyo next year will start fantastic exhibition that’ll show specimens from the Natural History in London, including a fossil of the earliest known bird (Archaeopteryx). It will be the first time for a specimen of Archaeopteryx to be shown in Japan. Ancient bird lived about 150 million years ago, in the later stage of the Jurassic period (who can forget that scary movie?).

The world premiere of the exhibition, titled “Treasures of the Natural World: Best of London’s Natural History Museum,” will be held at the National Museum of Nature and Science in Ueno, Tokyo, from March through June 2017, sponsored by The Yomiuri Shimbun and others. After showing in Tokyo, the exhibition will tour around the world.

The whole skeleton of Archaeopteryx was created from multiple Archaeopteryx fossils. Museum represents the first discovery of the bird’s skeleton. It revealed for the first time that te oldest bird had reptilian features such as a long tail in addition to such avian elements as fancy feathers.

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