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Metal object reminiscent of a bronze rhino horn grater – Han period, China 206Bc – 24 AD. In 2015 artist Julian Gasson made a patina print from a copper deep-etched object based on this grater and presented it on the travelling “Rhinos are Coming’ exhibition. https://frithalangerman.com/rhino/ Keratin rhino horn when carved and polished becomes translucent and … Read more 57

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In 1955 Peter Beard joined Charles Darwin’s great grandson, Quentin Keynes, to work on a film about black and white rhinos in the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve. Beard continued to photograph African game, mist famously in his 1965 book, The End of the Game.  Many of the images in this book were taken in Kenya’s Tsavo … Read more 58

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A ‘dissected’ soft toy, pinned and labelled with a list of more than 300 zoos known to have housed rhinoceroses.    RIYADH ZOO, SAUDI ARABIA TISCH FAMILY BIBLICAL ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS – JERUSALEM ZOOLOGICAL CENTER OF TEL AVIV-RAMAT GAN, ISRAEL HIGASHIYAMA ZOO, NAGOYA, JAPAN TOYOHASHI ZOO & BOTANICAL PARK JAPAN FUKUOKA MUNICIPAL ZOO AND BOTANICAL GARDEN, JAPAN HIROSHIMA CITY ASA … Read more 60

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In 1794 a Portuguese slave ship, with 512 Mozambican slaves destined for cotton and rice plantations in Brazil, sank off the shores of the Cape of Good Hope, then a Dutch colony. The São José left Lisbon in April 1794, bound for Mozambique via the Cape of Good Hope, with 1,400 iron ballast bars in … Read more 50

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This case contains photographs of the “Dead Zoo Gang” or Rathkeale Rovers in stool sample vials. These fourteen members, linked to an Irish organised crime gang, were convicted in 2016 of plotting to steal rhino horn and Chinese artefacts worth up to £57 million from natural history museums, taxidermy shops and auction houses. http://nuk-tnl-editorial-prod-staticassets.s3.amazonaws.com/2016/Storymaps/2902_rathkeale-rovers/rathkeale-rovers.html “The … Read more 48

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In 1961 when South African became a Republic and the Queen was no longer head of state, the Pound was replaced by the Rand currency.  Initially the exchange was £1=R2, sixty years later the exchange rate is £1=R20. The first banknotes had heads of Jan van Riebeeck, recognised as a founder of South Africa by … Read more 45

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In this exhibition, mirrors are used to reflect a degree of rhinoceros subjectivity. This is denoted textually by the sounds they use to communicate. Rhinoceros are largely solitary creatures, yet have a range of different social behaviours that include olfactory, visual and auditory communication. They communicate by scent marking: dung scattering and urine spraying, but … Read more 47

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The first museum in India was the Indian Museum in Calcutta (Kolkota), originally named the Oriental Museum of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, which opened in 1814. This housed archaeological and ethnographic collections as well as the first collections of natural history in India. There are now seventeen dedicated natural history museums in India. The … Read more 37

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Cleaning kit for a Vektor R4 rifle The Vektor R4 rifle became the standard service rifle of the South African Defence Force in 1980. It was designed by the Israeli Military Industries in the late 1960s and used in the South African Border War, Rwandan Civil War, Burundian Civil War, CAR conflict, Bophuthatswana Crisis and … Read more 43