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A Mammoth, But Careful Restoration At Smithsonian

There are no instructions for taking apart a 20,000-year-old mammoth skeleton. So workers moved carefully Monday as they beheaded the massive one that has loomed for decades over the Ice Age hall in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.

10/21/2014

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Smithsonian Museum Hosts National Fossil Day In D.C.

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History is celebrating National Fossil Day with about 400 children who will become “junior paleontologists” for the day.

10/15/2014

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Smithsonian’s Dinosaur Hall Closed For $48M Jurassic Overhaul

Closed for repairs. The dinosaur hall at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History has shut down for five years.

04/28/2014

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T. Rex Gets New Home In Smithsonian Dinosaur Hall

More than 100 years after dinosaurs were first displayed on the National Mall, T. Rex — the king — is joining the Smithsonian collection after a 2,000-mile journey from Montana.

04/15/2014

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Smithsonian Gets $1M To Save Endangered Languages

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History has received a $1 million grant to launch a long-term initiative to digitize and preserve recordings of endangered languages.

12/04/2013

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Smithsonian Acquires T. Rex For New Dinosaur Hall

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History is acquiring its first full Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton for eventual display in a new dinosaur hall planned for the National Mall.

06/27/2013

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Scholars Find Cannibalism At Jamestown Settlement

Scientists revealed Wednesday that they have found the first solid archaeological evidence that some of the earliest American colonists at Jamestown, Va., survived harsh conditions by turning to cannibalism.

05/02/2013

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Smithsonian To Unveil Largest Aquamarine Gem

The world’s largest cut aquamarine gem will soon go on display in its new home at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.

12/05/2012

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Smithsonian Gets $35M For New Dinosaur Hall

An energy businessman is donating a record $35 million to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History to build a new dinosaur hall on the National Mall, the museum complex announced Thursday.

05/03/2012

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Smithsonian To Display Award-Winning Nature Photos

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History will soon exhibit some of the world’s best nature photography on the National Mall.

03/07/2012

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Smithsonian Opens Its Largest Mummy Exhibit Ever

Mummies have returned to the National Mall in a bigger home at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.

11/22/2011

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