Readout Exhibition "In the Footsteps of the Tracks: Dinosaur Trails in Lower Saxony" from 12 May 2005 to the end of the year in the Lower Saxony State Museum Hannover 140 million years ago, tropical shores lay in front of Germany's doorstep. Through the shallow water dinosaurs waded - including three-ornithopods and theropods as well as elephant-footed sauropods. Centimeters deep, the tracks of the tons of heavy animals squeezed into the mud. By chance, their prints have survived to this day: a sudden storm had covered them with sand and thus saved them from destruction.

Over time, the mud became clay, sand to sandstone. In August 2004, the footprints were discovered in a sandstone quarry near Hanover. The Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum has left its mark on the tracks and documented their discovery, salvage and exploration. A roughly 30-square-meter cast reveals the five tracks in the museum.

LOWER SAXON LAND MUSEUM HANNOVER
Willy-Brandt-Allee 5
30169 Hanover
Entry: ? 4, - (reduced? 3, -)

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