Artist impression of Cambaytherium thewissi

Fossils Suggest Horses' Ancestors Originated in India

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Reinout Verbeke

Fossils suggest the ancestor of horses and rhinos originated on the Asian subcontinent while it was still an island.

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Prosecution of Dutch Ships Following Contraventions at Belgian Wind Farm

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Sigrid Maebe

There have been several recent infringements by Dutch fishermen in Belgian wind farm zones, where it is forbidden to sail and fish. Belgium cannot enforce sanctions on these fishermen because the matter falls under the competence of the flag state.

Antarctic meteorite shown in our Hall 250 Years of Natural Sciences

Antarctic Meteorite Returns to Our Museum

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Reinout Verbeke
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The antelope is a musical instrument

An Antelope Slit Drum Finds Shelter in Our Museum

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Stagiaire Communication

This slit drum is part of the exhibition at the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA), in Tervuren. As the latter is currently closed for renovation, this precious object has found a temporary home in our Museum.

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Geologists drill coring on a Japanese lake

QuakeRecNankai: Expedition to Examine Japan's Earthquakes and Tsunamis

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Reinout Verbeke

Vanessa Heyvaert and Ed Garrett, scientists of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), are in Japan searching for evidence of past earthquakes and tsunamis.


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