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Curiosities of nature

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To interest the public, collectors turned to the unknown and the unusual. The curiosity cabinets of the XVIth century are examples of this. While museums no longer see the world in the same way, they still aim to create interest and astound their visitors. Look at some of our curiosities of nature.

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Long-snouted Seahorse

Long-snouted Seahorse

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