The National Museum of Bangladesh has collected four 70,000-year-old dinosaur fossils from the Vice Chancellor (VC) of Pabna University of Science and Technology (Pust).
Professor Hafiza Khatun handed over the fossils to the museum last April, and after selection, authorities decided to keep the fossils in the natural history department, a notice from the university said on Sunday.
“In 1984, when Pust VC traveled to Canada for research, she collected four 70,000 year old dinosaur fossils from the Royal Tyrrell Museum. The VC has handed over the fossils to the authorities of the National Museum of Bangladesh, having kept them in its custody for nearly 40 years,” the notification reads.
Dr Hafiza Khatun said: “These fossils were collected by the scientists in Canada doing a special survey, I collected them from the scientists and brought them to Bangladesh for research. These fossils are rare.
She later hoped that the fossils would benefit people researching dinosaurs in Bangladesh and abroad.
Meanwhile, Director General Md Kamruzzaman of the National Museum of Bangladesh thanked Pust for his support and said the fossils have enriched the museum’s collections.