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Handaxe

A multi-purpose stone tool used by the first people to live in Devon. We call them homo heidelbergensis and they lived in Britain during the warmer periods of the...

Sand

This sand is from the collection of the late Ivor Treby. He collected it from the forecourt at Humayun's Tomb. The quartz grains are pink-stained, irregular coarse and sub-angular. Many are...

Succulent House, Kew

This albumen print on photographic paper is part of a collection of 44 photographs once belonging to John Reader Jackson (1837-1920) who was a curator at the Royal Botanic Gardens,...

Nightjar

Nightjar are nocturnal with an almost silent flight and eerie churring call. They are sometimes called goatsuckers due to the ancient myth that they suck milk from goats. This bird...

Magic Lantern Slide: Daffodils

Alfred Rowden was a keen amateur photographer and natural historian in Exeter. He often gave talks at local field clubs, illustrated with magic lantern slides that he created or purchased...

Thumb piano

A popular musical instrument called a sanza....