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Egypt Mystery bones identified

For those who were following the Egypt mystery bone contest, set in April by the Bolton Museum, UK, for guessing the identity of one of the linen-wrapped mystery bones, discovered in the 1920s by archaeologists at the temple of Set in Egypt. First Prize was a copy of Mayor's book The First Fossil Hunters, which brought the fossil bones to public attention in 2000.

The Bolton Museum bone was one of the thousands of bones of extinct and living animals dedicated at the temple of the god of darkness in antiquity. It was the most well-preserved specimen in the Bolton Museum's collection; tons of other fossils dedicated at the temple still remain unopened and unstudied in the Natural History Museum's London warehouse.