Dino: The Bernissart Iguanodons



Dino: The Bernissart Iguanodons

Thirty relatively complete iguanodon skeletons were discovered 322m underground in a coal mine in Bernissart, Belgium at the end of the 19th century. Since the bones were still in their original position, it was possible to present the skeletons in ‘lifelike’ poses. They immediately attracted visitors from all over the world!

Today a 300 m2 glass case protects this national treasure and gives visitors an optimal view on every one of these gems. In the basement you can also see the skeletons in the position they were found in the mines and learn how they were discovered.

Did they walk on two or four legs? Did they all belong to the same species? How did they die? Where did they live? Are there more in Bernissart? Find out the answers during your visit and become a real iguanodon expert!

Follow one of our palaeontolongists inside their cage thanks to the following videos:

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the glass case (300 m2) protects 8 fossilized skeletons of Iguanodon still standing in the same biped kangaroo position they were put in during the first assembly
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