Photo Blog No. 2 – Displays at the Field Museum

The Field Museum is a must see for anyone taking a trip to Chicago. It is one of the largest natural history museums in the world and is the home to the most intact T. Rex skeleton in existence. Their current Below are some of the photos I took during my visit the Field Museum.

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The Tsvao Lions were a pair of maneless male lions that went on a rampage in the late 1800s. They are believed to have killed and eaten 35 construction working along the Kenya-Uganda Railway. Their remains were donated in 1924 by their killer, Lt. Col. John Henry Patterson, although they were in terrible condition. The staff at the museum was able to restore them and they are now on permanent display.

20160819_112517 The outside of The Field Museum. I had decided to walk to the Field Museum and after an hour of being stuck in the rain, I thought I was walking into Oz.

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Sue is there to greet you as soon as you walk into the museum. She was, initially, my entire reason for wanting to go to the Field Museum. The skull that is on her body is not her actual skull; the 600-pound skull is resting in a glass case on the second floor.

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Some random animal displays throughout the museum. Taxidermy, in general, has always creeped me out but in this setting, I found it fascinating. It is one thing to see these animals in pictures and film, but to stand next to a life-size example of it gives you a different perspective on your own mortality.

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One of the items on display in the Ancient Egypt exhibit. It is an x-ray of a child inside a sarcophagus, demonstrating how bodies would sometimes be forced to fit into them even if it was too tight.