A T-Rex Like No Other

Where Berlin - - SIGHTSEEING -

The new­est res­i­dent of Berlin is mas­sive, fe­ro­cious, and fear­some, but luck­ily you won’t be run­ning into Tris­tan down a dark al­ley at night – the 12 m (40ft)

is locked up safely in the Mu­seum of Nat­u­ral History (Mu­seum für Naturkunde, p. 42). The 70-mil­lion-year- old skele­ton un­earthed in Mon­tana in 2012 has been painstak­ingly stud­ied, re­stored, and re­assem­bled and will be on dis­play at the Mitte mu­seum from 17 De­cem­ber un­til at least 2018. It’s not just the only skele­ton on show in Europe at the mo­ment, it’s be­lieved to be one of the best­p­re­served spec­i­mens ever dis­cov­ered – the skull, for ex­am­ple, is 98 per­cent com­plete. The ex­hibit will tell the story of this enor­mous car­ni­vore, with re­searchers piec­ing to­gether how Tris­tan might have lived – and how he met his demise.

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