Lady dinosaur in Victorian London made me wonder about fossils during the Middle Ages. They were found and discussed, as early as Aristotle, and later Ibn Sina and Albert of Saxony. By the XVI century, extensive collections were gathered and classified.
This one, in particular, is a fossilized mammoth bone, gift by Emperor Frederick III to the St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna in 1443.

Lady dinosaur in Victorian London made me wonder about fossils during the Middle Ages. They were found and discussed, as early as Aristotle, and later Ibn Sina and Albert of Saxony. By the XVI century, extensive collections were gathered and classified.

This one, in particular, is a fossilized mammoth bone, gift by Emperor Frederick III to the St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna in 1443.