For a few days only….

A HUGE whale skeleton found by archaeologists at Bay Wharf in Greenwich will be unveiled this week. The headless skeleton of a rare North Atlantic right whale is seven metres long and weighs around half a tonne. The whale skeleton is probably the largest single object to have been found on a dig in London and the whale species is now endangered making the discovery all the more fascinating. The skeleton will be unveiled at the Museum of London Docklands on Thursday and will be on display until next Tuesday when it will be moved to the Natural History Museum. It will be dated there and used by researchers to find out more about the species. Francis Grew, senior curator archaeology and archive manager at the Museum of London, said: “Whales occasionally swim into the Thames, and there are historical accounts of the enormous public excitement they engendered. To have found a skeleton, which just possibly might be linked with one of those sightings, is quite incredible.”

You can read more about this on the Docklands 24 website