Fossils of various prehistoric species of dinosaurs have been handed over to the National Museum of Science and Technology at Agargaon in the capital.
The fossils were handed over on Monday by Bin Sarwar, a Bangladeshi expatriate from Canada, in the presence of Mohammad Munir Chowdhury, director general of the Science Museum. During this time, he handed over about 300 Cambrian, Ordovician, Silurian, Devonian, Carboniferous and Permian fossils.
These fossils include dinosaur teeth, footprints, egg parts, bone marrow, ammonites and snails and oysters. The handed over fossils have been collected from 30 countries around the world. These fossils have been kept for display in the Biology Gallery of the Science Museum according to the geological chronology.
Speaking on the occasion, Director General of the Museum Mohammad Munir Chowdhury said, “These fossils obtained from the fossils of prehistoric plants and animals will expand the knowledge of the world’s biodiversity among the visitors to the museum, which will open the door to fossil research in Bangladesh.”
He expressed the view that dinosaurs and other fossil collection activities from different parts of the world would continue in the future.