A large number of fossils have recently been found that have been missing for the past 165 years. Some of which were collected by none other than Charles Darwin himself on his expedition around the world on the Beagle.
They’re plant fossils that were discovered by Dr. Howard Falcon-Lang, a palaeontologist from the Royal Holloway at the University of London. He stumbled upon them at the British Geological Survey whilst looking for carboniferous fossil-wood.
I spotted some drawers marked “unregistered fossil plants. I can’t resist a mystery, so I pulled one open. What I found inside made my jaw drop!
They’ve since been photographed and will be uploaded onto a freely accessibly online exhibit.