CHINA Exhibition in Taiwan highlights 'treasures of the natural world'

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Exhibition in Taiwan highlights 'treasures of the natural world'

Xinhua

20:13, July 04, 2018

A model of a dodo bird on display during the Treasures of the Natural World exhibition in Taipei, July 3, 2018. (Photos: China News)

TAIPEI - An exhibition featuring fossils and specimens from London's Natural History Museum opened in Taipei Wednesday, drawing crowds of curious visitors eager to catch a glimpse of the precious items.

The "Treasures of the Natural World" exhibition is divided into six sections, allowing visitors to see 227 items that have amazed archaeologists. High-tech equipment was installed to display the specimens, which represent extinct or nearly extinct species, and explain their characteristics and history.

The exhibition organizer hopes that the show will help the public see the natural diversity and reflect on issues such as environmental protection that faces humans and the earth.

The exhibition will last 75 days.

Giant fossilized trilobites on display in the Treasures of the Natural World exhibition in Taipei, July 3, 2018. London’s Natural History Museum presented 227 peculiar exhibits for the exhibition, each showcasing a different aspect of natural history.

A 2,000-year-old cat mummy on display in the Treasures of the Natural World exhibition in Taipei, July 3, 2018. London’s Natural History Museum presented 227 peculiar exhibits for the exhibition, each showcasing a different aspect of natural history.

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