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Gigantic dinosaur skeleton on show in London 巨型恐龙骨架模型在伦敦展出




Gigantic dinosaur skeleton on show in London 巨型恐龙骨架模型在伦敦展出


Piece by piece, bone by colossal bone, a creature from one hundred million years ago, begins to emerge.


This is Patagotitan, one of the largest dinosaurs ever to walk the Earth.


Rebecca Morelle, BBC reporter
"Assembling this dinosaur is like putting together a giant 3D jigsaw puzzle. There are more than 500 bones and fixings, but no instruction manual. This beast measures 37 metres from the tip of its nose all the way down to its tail. And it just about squeezes into this room with a few twists and turns along the way."

丽贝卡·莫雷尔       BBC通讯员

The Titanosaur is a cast, an exact replica of the original fossilised bones.


And getting a creature like this into a 140-year-old building has been a challenge.


Sinéad Marron, Exhibition Manager, Natural History Museum
"We've had to take some of the doors off in order to get the crates in and different parts of the dinosaur in. Some of the bones and the cast itself are quite heavy. So, we've had to reinforce our floors. That sense of awe at standing under one of the largest animals to have walked on land and trying to imagine it as a living, breathing creature is amazing."

希妮德·马伦       伦敦自然历史博物馆展览经理

Now, the exhibition's complete, the dinosaur's ready for its moment in the spotlight.

现在,展览已准备就绪,这只 “恐龙” 就等着在万众瞩目下登场了。

Professor Paul Barrett, Palaeontologist, Natural History Museum
"So, one of the first things you notice is a huge toothy grin with these pencil-like teeth. They're constantly on the move. [They] would have been just feeding machines, constantly using those heads to stuff more and more leaves and twigs and so on into its body just in order to keep it moving around."

保罗·巴雷特教授       伦敦自然历史博物馆古生物学家

Patagotitan still holds some mysteries.


No one knows why these creatures grew so big – or how they came to die out. But their size and their success for millions of years puts our own existence into sharp perspective.




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