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NC Museum of Natural Sciences unveils world's first complete T. rex


The museum is now in possession of an extremely rare discovery -- the remains of a young Tyrannosaurus rex and a Triceratops that were found buried together in Hells Creek, Montana.


"This is essentially a murder mystery in the making for the scientific team to uncover," said Lindsay Zanno, the museum's head paleontologist.


Zanno and the museum became involved around five years ago when their team first saw the specimens in a warehouse in Long Island, where they had gone to auction but not been sold.


"Fifty or 100 years from now, people will be able to come back and learn more from what we expose through modern technologies," said Roy Campbell, the museum's director of exhibits and digital media.


According to Campbell, a main goal of the exhibit is to inspire future scientists by explaining the technologies and how they are used to learn more about dinosaurs.


The new exhibit, when it opens in two years, will be called the SECU Dinolab and is sponsored by the State Employees Credit Union Foundation.






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