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Atlas Obscura Israel’s First Dedicated Natural History Museum

Before the addition of this 100,000-square-foot, ark-shaped building to the campus, the collections of Tel Aviv University’s Zoological Museum, Biological Anthropology Museum, and National Herbarium were just sort of kept wherever there was room.

Millions of specimens were stored in hallways, in cabinets without locks, and even under sewage pipes. Some, preserved in flammable liquids, resided in buildings without proper fire prevention systems.

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