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Documentation Discoveries

Find out about rare objects, exciting collections and unusual specimens discovered in the course of The Museum’s Inventory Project.


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An Interesting Point

An Interesting Point

June 19, 2015

A decorative antler point with potential origins in Viking Dublin

A pipefish from North Bull Island

A pipefish from North Bull Island

June 10, 2015

Pipefishes have this name because of their long and narrow snouts.

Minoan Pottery Sherd

Minoan Pottery Sherd

May 20, 2015

Decorated in the Marine Style and dating to circa 1450 BC. 

A Thorny Devil from Australia

A Thorny Devil from Australia

May 06, 2015

A thorny devil - Moloch horridus - also known as horned dragon, mountain devil, thorny lizard, thorny devil or simply moloch.

‘My Home’ Etiquette Book

‘My Home’ Etiquette Book

April 08, 2015

The ‘My Home’ Book of Etiquette and Entertaining by Lady Troubridge, 1938

A Bear, a Sea-horse and a Greenlander

A Bear, a Sea-horse and a Greenlander

April 02, 2015

The fascinating origins of a possible carved ivory gaming piece

Rathbarran Lunar Disc

Rathbarran Lunar Disc

March 01, 2015

Discovered in county Sligo in the mid-nineteenth century among the Rathbarran grave goods and transferred to the Science and Art Museum in 1890, it has been suggested that this most unusual disc might be a lunar disc.

Irish Republican POW Bone Carvings

Irish Republican POW Bone Carvings

January 12, 2015

Carved by Irish Republican POWs interned in the Curragh, Co. Kildare, 1923.

A Canadian Pseudo-fossil

A Canadian Pseudo-fossil

November 20, 2014

This specimen was once thought to represent the earliest life on Earth.

Barrington’s bird collection

Barrington’s bird collection

November 20, 2014

This collection includes approximately 382 mounted birds and 926 study skins as well as 3000 legs and wings of birds involved in collisions with light stations around Ireland. 

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