In 1893, the World's Fair came to Chicago, and the idea for a world-class museum was born. Created from the biological and anthropological exhibits assembled at the fair, the Field Museum was founded in 1894 in the Palace of Fine Arts and moved into its present location in 1921. Today, the Museum contains more that 24 million artifacts and specimens from around the world, including SUE, the world's most complete T. rex skeleton, chambers from an ancient Egyptian tomb, and meteorites that may be from Mars. Through magnificent images, archival photography, engaging text, scientific details, and fascinating facts, this ultimate commemorative book celebrates one of the world's largest and greatest natural history museums.
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