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Tendaguru Paleontological

Tendaguru Paleontological Site IN LINDI

A stand point of Dinosaur Values

The Dinosaur site, was declared a National Heritage Site 12 October 1937 during the British colonial rule (Government Proclamation No. 186). This area is very important in the World for Paleontology and Archaeology, where the German Engineer Mr. Bernard Wilhelm Sa­ler discovered the Great Dinosaur in 1906 while studying the rocks of the area.

The "Tendaguru Expedition" began by conducting extensive investigations in the region between 1909 and 1913. Experts at the Berlin Museum, acquired 225 tons of dinosaur fossils for the study, including the largest Dinosaur known as Brachiosaurus (giraffatitan) brancai, which lived in Africa about 150 million years ago.

At the Museum of Natural History in Berlin, the remains of this largest Dinosaur and the other five were combined (connected). This Dinosaur stands 40 feet (12 meters) tall and 23 feet (7.3 meters) wide. The Berlin Natural History Museum and Humbolt University also hold other fossils discovered by the Germans during the colonial era.

What to do

Education and Research activities, Camping and Filming.

Gett­ing there

The place is located almost 60 kilometres from the Indian Ocean and is a hill elevated at almost 350 meters above sea level in Lindi region