Jurassic Auction - stunning auction at Summer Place

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PICTURED: The sale titled 'Evolution' also includes   a case of Indian Birds by 19th century taxidermist, Henry Burton. The birds include  rollers, woodpeckers, hoopoes, Himalayan thrushes, parakeets and broadbills.  Kate Diment of Summers Place  admires the glass case valued at £6000.<br />
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A collection of Jurassic Park-like fossilised amber containing 100 million year old insects has emerged for sale at auction.<br />
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The 12 translucent lumps of the prehistoric resin date back to when dinosaurs walked the earth.<br />
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At least five of the samples hold the perfectly preserved form of insects including a mosquito, a spider, a scorpion and a cockroach.<br />
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In Steven Spielberg's classic 1993 film starring Richard Attenborough dinosaurs are reintroduced to the world by extracting their DNA from a mosquito preserved in amber.