Thursday, March 19, 2009

Indian Museum

Our first (and so far only) day of sightseeing in Kolkata was visiting the Indian Museum. We were expecting the history of the country...but instead it was a museum of everything. Geology, cultural anthropology, insects, fossils, archeology. The most dramatic was a room full of huge stuffed animals from around the world.

Saw something like this on that Thai island.

REALLY glad these were stuffed. Disturbed by the notation "Very common Indian cobra."

Hippopotamus skeleton. (That's a hard word to spell).

Never knew what one of these looked like.

NOT a fan of the flying squirrel. Gives me nightmares...=)

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