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Pollen types that are frequently found in medieval and post-medieval cesspits: chervil (a), starflower (b), myrtle family (c), lungwort (d), gum rockrose (e), cluster of chervil (f). (Photo: RBINS)
19/08/2016

Pollen from Medieval Cesspits Reveal Medieval Diet

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Reinout Verbeke

Between 1100 and 1700, the menu of the ‘Belgians’ mostly consisted of cereal products and occasionally some exotic ingredients, like honey from Spain or cloves from Indonesia. Researcher Koen Deforce (RBINS) analysed pollen that were collected in ancient Flemish cesspits.

Our Natural Selection: short animation videos tell the story of six must-see exhibits in our Museum. (Image: RBINS)
17/08/2016

'Our Natural Selection': Let Your Smartphone Guide You to Six Must-Sees in Our Museum

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Reinout Verbeke

Turn your smartphone into a video guide with the free izi.TRAVEL-app and check the 'Our Natural Selection' Tour. Animations and archive photos tell you the story of 6 of our must-see exhibits.

The prize winners and the aircraft OO-MMM.
26/07/2016

Prize Winners Participate in an Observation Flight

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Sigrid Maebe

On July 8, 2016, two winners of the contest “1001 ideas” received their prize.

The North Sea
19/07/2016

Evaluation of the Belgian Coastal Waters

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Sigrid Maebe

Until 31 October 2016 the Belgian Ministry for Public Health, Food Chain Safety and the Environment is organising a public consultation on the management plan for Belgian coastal waters. This management plan was drawn up to make Belgian waters as clean as possible. 

Action Big Mouth / Grote Muilen / Grandes Gueules
14/07/2016

A Big Mouth? Me?

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Reinout Verbeke

This summer, become our “Big Mouth Ambassador” in a snap!

The T.rex, the mosasaurs, the Neanderthal of Spy, the tiger, the wolf, ... Our halls and galleries are full of big mouths! Come and (re-)discover them this summer: become their ambassador!

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