Monday, April 22, 2013

Please Berlin...We Want Our Dinosaur

Brachiosaurus brancai in the exhibition "The World of Dinosaurs"

Discovered by a German engineer, Brachiosaurus is considered one of the largest dinosaurs to have ever walked the earth, were found in the early 1900s in Tendaguru, a former German colony, in what is now Tanzania. The Dinosaur is currently displayed at the Natural Science Museum In Berlin, earning Germany a substantial amount in revenues, collected from its display.

Our government should speed up its progress in trying to attain what is rightfully ours, that's if the progress is there. Imagine the revenues we can also acquire from displaying this gift of nature. It will also portray how significant our land really is. This particular Brachiosaurus is actually a composite of at least 5 individuals found at the Tendaguru site.  In total, the German expeditions between 1909 and 1912 brought back the remains of 34 Brachiosaurs, as well as fossils of other spectacular late Jurassic dinosaurs.  

However, the big question is whether weather are ready to bear the cost of preserving such relics given the expensive means of preserving in terms of maintaining their natural state and providing security so that they do not end up in the wrong hands. I bet, our ministers would be the first ones to sell such relics in black market! If all the gold and silver and tanzanite have been sold, what will stop them from selling such valuable items?



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