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, 1925

The things you find when digging around in the Prignitz! We present the rare fossil of a Xenusion auerswaldae Pompeckj, an approx. 600-million-year-old "velvet worm". It was one of the first articulate animals living on land from the Age of Cambrian. A rarity of the first order!  The find initially made its way into the "Museum of Local History for the Prignitz region" in the monastery Heiligengrabe. The canoness Annemarie von Auerswald, one of the very few female museum administrators back then, had a premonition about its significance. We can thank the paleontologist Josef Felix Pompeckj for a first scientific description. When naming the species, he did not forget about the canoness. The find had now become a kind of master fossil. Unfortunately, our exhibit is made of plaster and not an original. That was sent to the Geological Institute of the University Berlin in 1925. In exchange, they forked over an educational collection about the geology of the margraviate. When the Heiligengrabe Museum re-opened in 2001, they famous "Xenusion" also returned home. At least as a replica.

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