Skeletons at the Grant Museum of Zoology
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Rare antique skeletons in urgent need of conservation

A collection of skeletons, nearly 200 years old, is in desperate need of preservation, say scientists.

Thousands of skeletons were collected as specimens for London students who were the first to study evolution. Charles Darwin was even a pupil.

But Jack Ashby, of the Grant Museum of Zoology, tells BBC London's Sarah Harris that preservation work is needed urgently.

  • 30 Dec 2014
  • From the section London
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