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VISIT THE PALEONTOLOGICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE ON-LINE

The Paleontological Research Institution (PRI), located in 
Ithaca, New York, is an independent, non-profit center for 
education, collections, publication, and research in 
paleontology. PRI is Ithaca's Museum of the Earth but you 
can visit us no matter where you live through these pages. 
Take a "virtual field trip", browse through the enormous 
fossil collections, and use PRI's educational resources in 
your classroom which are all on-line at PRI's web site.

Go to http://www.englib.cornell.edu/pri/pri1.html to pay this 
Ithaca museum a visit.
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EXPLORE THE PEABODY MUSEUM'S AGE OF 
REPTILE MURAL

The vivid scene reproduced from Rudolph Zallinger's famous 
dinosaur mural The Age of Reptiles, overlooking the Great 
Hall in Yale's Peabody Museum, is far more than a 
magnificent work of art. It is also a scientific document 
transforming the knowledge, ideas, and thoughts of many 
scholars of ancient life into realistic and accurate images. The 
mural is one of the largest in the world, measuring 110 feet 
long by 16 feet high, and required more than four and a half 
years (1943-1947) to complete. It is at once a motion picture 
and a time machine, a menagerie and a botanical garden that 
portrays an almost unimaginable chapter of earth history 
spanning more than 300 million years. This mural can now 
be explored on-line at the Peabody Museum's web site.

Go to http://www.peabody.yale.edu/mural/ to explore this 
mural.