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Museum readies new home for age-old treasures

After a three-year, $99 million construction effort, the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture is putting the finishing touches on a new home that shows off old favorites and a brand-new centerpiece for the ages: a 66 million-year-old T. rex skull that … Continue reading

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‘Antarctic King’ reigned before the dinosaurs

Tyrannosaurus rex may have reigned as “king of the tyrant lizards” 65 million years ago, but 185 million years before that, a reptile about the size of an iguana was the king of Antarctica. At least that’s the message contained … Continue reading

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Get an inside look at the New Burke Museum

Stealing a sneak peek at the University of Washington’s new Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture is like looking at the mastodon skeleton in the old Burke Museum: It’s not fleshed out, but it gives you an idea how impressive the real … Continue reading

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Burke Museum lifts curtain on T. rex skull

The only Tyrannosaurus rex skull to go on public display in Washington state is getting its unveiling at Seattle’s Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture – and the best part is that you can watch as more and more of … Continue reading

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T. rex delivered to Seattle, with more to come

Seattle’s Burke Museum took delivery of what’s recognized as one of the finest Tyrannosaur rex skulls in the world today, but there are still more bones out in Montana to add to the treasure. “We’ll go back again,” Greg Wilson, a University … Continue reading

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Seattle’s Burke Museum is getting a T. rex

Paleontologists from Seattle’s Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture have discovered the fossil remains of a Tyrannosaurus rex, including a 4-foot-long skull, and they’re bringing the goods home with them. The plaster-encased dinosaur skull, which weighs 2,500 pounds, will be … Continue reading

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