Visual illusion in past

The early examples of visual illusion in past were found in an engraved bone and stone in the Golan Heights.   Read more in Haaretz.

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The Fox and the Duck get TLC from Victoria

Victoria Nosikovsky joined us for practical training on the treatment of taxidermy specimens in the National Natural History Collections at The Hebrew University. Victoria is carefully treating a mounted specimen of a fox hunting a duck, originally collected and fixed in position in the beginning of the 20th century by the “father of Israeli zoology”, Prof. Israel...

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A glimpse into the Collections Open day 2019

Here is a small portion of the collections that featured on the “Elephants and Other Monsters” tour in the Palaeontology Lab! (photography by Gideon...

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A Transitional Gundi (Rodentia: Ctenodactylidae) from the Miocene of Israel

A new species of gundi (Rodentia: Ctenodactylidae: Ctenodactylinae), Sayimys negevensis, described from the Early Miocene of the Rotem Basin, southern Israel, on the basis of cheek teeth  Sayimys negevensis It is a pivotal species that bridges the gap between primitive ctenodactylines and the most derived, Early Miocene and later gundis The paper can be download from PlosOne...

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