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When Burgenland was underwater

When Burgenland was underwater is the title of a new exhibition at the regional Museum in Eisenstadt.

Exhibition attempts to show how the most easterly province in Austria appeared 15 million years ago when it was under the sea.

Long before mankind appeared on the Earth, Burgenland was occupied by sea cows, whales and giant sharks.

Many of these former inhabitants left fossilised remains that are now possible to see at the exhibition.

Most of the exhibitions on display were collected by a single private collector in the region, the fossil expert Gerhard Wanzenböck.

He managed to find a giant whale of which there are only two fossil examples in the world as well as a sea cow.

The special exhibition will run from now until 11 November.

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