A press cutting of an article discussing in detail of a new addition to the museum, ‘a fine mammoth tusk’. The short excerpt begins by mentioning the tusk is in excellent preservation albeit a fragment of the original entire tusk with the differences between the present day elephant and mammoth being the size of the teeth and tusks. It goes on to talk about the location of where mammoths are typically found, its commercial use and it specifically mentions the location of where this specific mammoth was found; ‘dredged up in a trawl off the Knowl, by the Welfare, of Lowescroft’. The excerpt ends by mentioning the right tusk belongs to what is known as ‘Elephas primigenius’, and that its placed ‘in the Model Room, close to the Stone-age (pre-historic) implements.
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Black and white medium format negative (scanned positive) of head and shoulders close up of a man
Black and white photograph of the head and shoulders of a Wai Wai man positive of slide 8, taken from slide 7.
Slide of a thangka being hung at Mongar Dzong
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