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Oil from super-greenhouse events

Why did most of the world's oil deposits form at a specific prehistoric time? Learn how overheated super-greenhouse climates caused vast stretches of the world's oceans to stagnate and become depleted of oxygen. Discover the connection between these anoxic events and Earth's oil reserves. Watch scientists investigating ...

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Egyptian overseer ushabtis, 1070-712 BCE

This is an overseer ushabtis, made in Egypt sometime between 1070 and 712 BCE. The male mummiform figure is made of Egyptian faience with an exterior pale turquoise-blue glaze. The figure is shown wearing a short headdress and black painted 'seshed' headband knotted at the back. A vertical column of hieroglyphs are handpainted ...

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Secondary history: historical inquiry - research

These seven learning activities focus on research using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware), and illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers provide appropriate guidance and scaffolds ...

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Pharos of Alexandria, 247 BCE

This is a fly-through animation of the lighthouse or Pharos of Alexandria in Egypt as it would have appeared when completed by the Macedonian king of Egypt, Ptolemy II Philadelphus. The animation shows the location of the lighthouse on an island off the coast of Alexandria, its three-tiered structure and its perpetual fire ...

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Deir el-Medina, 2nd century BCE

This is a fly-through animation of the settlement, temple and tombs of Deir el-Medina in Egypt as they would have appeared in the New Kingdom and the Ptolemaic periods. Accompanied by a detailed commentary and interspersed with footage of the area today and cut-away diagrams, the animation shows the position of Western ...

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Egyptian worker ushabtis, 945-715 BCE

This is a worker ushabtis, made at some stage between 945 and 715 BCE. The male mummiform figure is made of Egyptian faience with a blue glaze finish. The figure is shown wearing a headdress and 'seshed' headband knotted at the back. The body is wrapped in bandages with only the head and arms visible, crossed left over ...

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Shark teeth

This is an information sheet about different types of fossil shark teeth that are occasionally found on Victorian beaches. It is also available as a one-page pdf file for download.

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'Tarbosaurus bataar', 2009

This is a video in which Museum Victoria's Brian Choo talks about what made 'Tarbosaurus bataar' a successful killer. The video was made as part of Museum Victoria's 'Dinosaur Walk' exhibition in 2009.

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Hadrosaur bone and skin fossils, 2009

This is a video in which Museum Victoria's Dave Pickering talks about the bone and skin fossils of a Hadrosaur, a duck-billed herbivorous dinosaur that belonged to the ornithopod group of dinosaurs. The video was made as part of Museum Victoria's 'Dinosaur Walk' exhibition in 2009.

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'Gallimimus bullatus'

This is a model skeleton of 'Gallimimus bullatus', an omnivorous dinosaur that measured 4-6 m in length and belonged in the group of dinosaurs known as ornithomimosaurs ('bird-mimicking dinosaurs').

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'Deinonychus antirrhopus'

This is a model skeleton of 'Deinonychus antirrhopus', a carnivorous dinosaur that measured 3-4 min length and belonged to the theropod group of dinosaurs.

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'Tarbosaurus bataar'

This is a model skeleton of a 'Tarbosaurus bataar', a carnivorous dinosaur that measured 8 m in length and belonged to the theropod group of dinosaurs.

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Hadrosaur fossil

This is a fossil from a hadrosaur, a duck-billed herbivorous dinosaur that was 12 m long and belonged to the ornithopod group of dinosaurs.

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'Tsintaosaurus spinorhinus'

This is a 'Tsintaosaurus spinorhinus', a herbivorous dinosaurthat was 10 m long and belonged to the ornithopod group of dinosaurs.

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'Hypsilophodon foxii'

This is a model skeleton of 'Hypsilophodon foxii', a herbivorous dinosaur that measured 1-2 min length and belonged to the ornithopod group of dinosaurs.

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'Mamenchisaurus hochuanensis'

This is a model skeleton of 'Mamenchisaurus hochuanensis', a herbivorous dinosaur which was 25 m long and belonged to the sauropod group of dinosaurs. There is also an associated website.

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'Amargasaurus cazaui'

This is a model skeleton of 'Amargasaurus cazaui', a herbivorous dinosaur which measured 12 m in length and belonged to the sauropod group of dinosaurs. There is also an associated website.

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'Talarurus plicatospineus'

This is a model skeleton of 'Talarurus plicatospineus', a herbivorous dinosaur that measured 5 m in length and belonged to the group of armoured dinosaurs and frilled dinosaurs.

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'Pteranodon sternbergi'

This is a model skeleton of 'Pteranodon sternbergi’, a flying reptile with a wingspan of 3 m. It was a member of the pterosaur group, carnivorous flying reptiles with skin-covered wings.

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'Quetzalcoatlus northropi'

This is a model skeleton of 'Quetzalcoatlus northropi', a member of the pterosaur group, carnivorous flying reptiles with skin-covered wings. It had a wingspan of 12 m.