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Re: Destroyed Fossils (was: Re: JP3 Trailer)



> In a message dated 5/6/01 8:41:24 PM EST, dinoland@lycos.com writes:
>
> << I also think that the type specimen of Poekilopleuron was destroyed
during
> the Allied bombing and invasion of Normandy.  Actually, I think that a lot
of
> fossils (including a few types) were destroyed during WWII.  Just curious,
> where were these fossils being housed at when they were destroyed??   >>
>
> In museums, of course. That's where they were safe, right?

The Allies did 'carpet bombing', because there was practically no technology
to aim at something with bombs. Whole cities (most famous: Dresden) were
destroyed. C'est la guerre :-( .