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"Bones: Unveiling the Hidden Structures of Life" From normal knees to intricate bone structures, our bodies are a masterpiece of anatomy

Background imageBone Collection: Normal knees, X-ray

Normal knees, X-ray
Normal knees. Frontal X-ray of the flexed knees of a 24 year old patient

Background imageBone Collection: Acherontia atropos, death s-head hawk-moth

Acherontia atropos, death s-head hawk-moth
A mounted specimen of the death s-head hawk-moth, which takes its name from the skull-like image on its thorax. Specimen from the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageBone Collection: anatomy, bone, bone structure, bone structure of the face, bone structure of the head

anatomy, bone, bone structure, bone structure of the face, bone structure of the head
anatomy, bone, bone structure, bone structure of the face, bone stru, Medical Image Collection, 87396684

Background imageBone Collection: Hominid crania

Hominid crania
L to R: Australopithecus africanus; Homo rudolfensis; H.erectus; H. heildebergensis; H. neanderthalensis and H. sapiens. Arranged in chronological order these specimens (casts)

Background imageBone Collection: Australopithecus afarensis (AL 288-1) (Lucy)

Australopithecus afarensis (AL 288-1) (Lucy)
A cast of the partial skeleton (nicknamed Lucy) of Australopithecus afarensis found at the Hadar, North East Ethiopia in 1974 by Donald Johanson

Background imageBone Collection: Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson, 1798-1799, (c1920). Artist: Henry Bone

Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson, 1798-1799, (c1920). Artist: Henry Bone
Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson, 1798-1799, (c1920). Portrait of Nelson after his victory at the Battle of the Nile. One of Britains greatest military figures

Background imageBone Collection: Homo erectus (Sangiran 17), H. sapiens (?) H. neanderthalens

Homo erectus (Sangiran 17), H. sapiens (?) H. neanderthalens
L to R, cast of Homo erectus, (Sangiran 17), Sangiran, Java, 700, 000 years old; cast of recent Homo sapiens skull from South East Asia; cast of Neanderthal skull from La Ferrassie, France, 50

Background imageBone Collection: Australopithecus afarensis (AL 288-1) (Lucy)

Australopithecus afarensis (AL 288-1) (Lucy)
A partial skeleton (nicknamed Lucy) of Australopithecus afarensis found at the Hadar, North East Ethiopia in 1974 by Donald Johanson

Background imageBone Collection: Ossuary Chapel of skulls - Valletta, Malta

Ossuary Chapel of skulls - Valletta, Malta - destroyed by a bomb during World War II. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBone Collection: The Whalebone Arch at Whitby, North Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

The Whalebone Arch at Whitby, North Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageBone Collection: LITTLE BIGHORN MONUMENT. Monument on Custers Hill, containing all the bones found at the site of

LITTLE BIGHORN MONUMENT. Monument on Custers Hill, containing all the bones found at the site of the Battle of Little Bighorn. Photograph by Stanley Morrow, c1876

Background imageBone Collection: PIRATES: JOLLY ROGER FLAG. Flag of the English pirate, Stede Bonnet

PIRATES: JOLLY ROGER FLAG. Flag of the English pirate, Stede Bonnet

Background imageBone Collection: Fair Exchange by George Studdy

Fair Exchange by George Studdy
Bonzo and the baby find fair exchange is no robbery. A rather alarming scene where the comic canine creation of George Studdy, Bonzo

Background imageBone Collection: I m beginning to think somebody loves me! by G. E Studdy

I m beginning to think somebody loves me! by G. E Studdy
Colour illustration by George Ernest Studdy (1878-1948) showing Bonzo the dog sitting in his basket enjoying a pet from his owner and a bone in his dog bowl

Background imageBone Collection: Whalebone arch on Seafront, with Whitby abbey ruin in distance, Whitby

Whalebone arch on Seafront, with Whitby abbey ruin in distance, Whitby, North Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageBone Collection: Normal knee, X-ray

Normal knee, X-ray
Normal knee. Coloured X-ray of the knee of a 44 year old woman

Background imageBone Collection: Coat of Arms for Marylebone, London

Coat of Arms for Marylebone, London, with Virgin and Child at the top, and a Latin motto below (Fiat Secundum Verbum Tuum, let it be done according to your word). Date: early 20th century

Background imageBone Collection: Smilodon fatalis, sabre-toothed cat

Smilodon fatalis, sabre-toothed cat
Skeleton of an extinct sabre-toothed cat which lived about 15, 000 years ago in North America. It was about the size of a present day lion

Background imageBone Collection: Paranthropus boisei (Zinjanthropus) cranium (OH5)

Paranthropus boisei (Zinjanthropus) cranium (OH5)
Cast of the cranium of a young male of Paranthropus boisei discovered by Mary Leakey in 1959 at Olduvai Gorge. The specimen which is the Holotype of Zinjanthropus boisei (Leakey 1959)

Background imageBone Collection: Liopleurodon vertebra

Liopleurodon vertebra
A fossil vertebra from the pliosaur, Liopleurodon. These were carnivorous marine reptiles that lived during the time of the dinosaurs. This specimen was discovered in Kimmeridge, Southern England

Background imageBone Collection: Cro-magnon and Neanderthal skull comparison

Cro-magnon and Neanderthal skull comparison
Side view comparison of casts of Cro-Magnon skull from Brno, Czech Republic, Upper Palaeolithic (right), and Neanderthal skull from La Chapelle, France, Middle Palaeolithic (left)

Background imageBone Collection: Megatherium, giant ground sloth

Megatherium, giant ground sloth
Skeleton of an extinct creature that roamed cool, dry, scrub and grasslands of South America 100, 000 years ago. On display at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageBone Collection: Coelophysis fossil

Coelophysis fossil
Coelophysis was one of the earliest known dinosaurs which lived 225 to 220 million years ago during the Upper Triassic. It was a small bipedal carnivore up to 3 metres in length

Background imageBone Collection: Cat Skeleton

Cat Skeleton
LA-82 Cat Skeleton Jean Michel Labat contact details: prints@ardea.com tel: +44 (0) 20 8318 1401

Background imageBone Collection: Trephination evidence in an Inca skull

Trephination evidence in an Inca skull
Inca skull showing evidence of prehistoric trephining or brain surgery in Peru. Woodcut with a watercolor wash

Background imageBone Collection: Jaw of a 4 metre tiger shark, replaceable teeth in 9 rows Egypt Red Sea

Jaw of a 4 metre tiger shark, replaceable teeth in 9 rows Egypt Red Sea
KA-516 Jaw of a 4 metre tiger shark, replaceable teeth in 9 rows Egypt Red Sea Kurt Amsler Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageBone Collection: London Rag & Bone Men

London Rag & Bone Men
A rag and bone horse and cart and other horse drawn vehicles, about to cross Tower Bridge, London, England

Background imageBone Collection: The Whalebone Arch at Whitby, North Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

The Whalebone Arch at Whitby, North Yorkshire, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageBone Collection: Diagrams of the bones of hand and arm

Diagrams of the bones of hand and arm
Diagrams of the bones of the left arm and hand, showing the position of the radius and ulna when the thumb is turned inwards. The shoulder blade and part of the collar bone can also be seen

Background imageBone Collection: Detail of figurines on sale for the Day of the Dead celebration, San Miguel de Allende

Detail of figurines on sale for the Day of the Dead celebration, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico, North America

Background imageBone Collection: Dog - Basset Hound in studio sitting on a pile of dog treats / bones /chews

Dog - Basset Hound in studio sitting on a pile of dog treats / bones /chews
LA-5062 Dog - Basset Hound in studio sitting on a pile of dog treats / bones / chews Jean Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageBone Collection: Bearded Vulture / Lammergeier - With carcass bone in beak - Spain - 10 foot maximum

Bearded Vulture / Lammergeier - With carcass bone in beak - Spain - 10 foot maximum wing-span-Pyrenees- Only
CAN-2963 Bearded Vulture / Lammergeier - with carcass bone in beak Spain Gypaetus barbatus 10 foot maximum wing-span. Only bone-eating specialist bird in the world - Found in Spain, France, Greece

Background imageBone Collection: The Ossuary in Sedlec, Kutna Hora, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Czech Republic, Europe

The Ossuary in Sedlec, Kutna Hora, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Czech Republic, Europe

Background imageBone Collection: Ossuary Chapel of skulls - Valletta, Malta

Ossuary Chapel of skulls - Valletta, Malta - destroyed by a bomb during World War II. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBone Collection: Detail of figurines on sale for the Day of the Dead celebration, San Miguel de Allende

Detail of figurines on sale for the Day of the Dead celebration, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico, North America

Background imageBone Collection: Dog - Greyhound with biscuit balanced on his nose

Dog - Greyhound with biscuit balanced on his nose
JD-18553 Dog - Greyhound with biscuit balanced on his nose John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageBone Collection: Labrador Dog - with chew

Labrador Dog - with chew
ME-819 DOG - Labrador, sitting down, with chew Johan De Meester Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageBone Collection: Healthy ankle joint, X-ray

Healthy ankle joint, X-ray
Healthy ankle joint. Coloured profile X-ray of the left ankle of a 21 year old patient. Strapping around the ankle is visible on this X-ray

Background imageBone Collection: Hands, X-ray

Hands, X-ray

Background imageBone Collection: Neanderthal skull

Neanderthal skull
Skull of an adult, female neanderthal

Background imageBone Collection: Diagram of the bones of the right leg and hip

Diagram of the bones of the right leg and hip
Diagram of the bones of the right leg, showing the joint with the pelvis at the hip

Background imageBone Collection: 18th century surgical equipment

18th century surgical equipment
Bone saw 1, pincers 2, 3, scissors 4, lead mallet 5 and hook for childbirth 6. Copperplate engraving by Robert Benard from Denis Diderots Encyclopedia, Pellet, Geneva, 1779

Background imageBone Collection: Normal skull, X-ray

Normal skull, X-ray
Normal skull. Coloured X-ray of the head of a 28 year old patient

Background imageBone Collection: Anterior view total shoulder joint repair

Anterior view total shoulder joint repair
Horizontal, Detail, Anatomy, Diagram, Repair, Illustration, Bone, Shoulder, Biology, Joint, Cut Out, White Background, Artwork, Color Image, Front View, Close Up, Healthcare And Medicine

Background imageBone Collection: Skeleton in the closet OP34901

Skeleton in the closet OP34901
Aston Hall, Aston, Birmingham. This buildings was one of the first historic buildings to be used as a municipal visitor attraction

Background imageBone Collection: Human foot anatomy showing skin, veins, arteries, muscles and bones

Human foot anatomy showing skin, veins, arteries, muscles and bones
Human foot anatomy showing skin, veins, arteries, muscles, and bones, cutaway view

Background imageBone Collection: Healthy knee, X-ray

Healthy knee, X-ray
Healthy knee. Coloured frontal (right) and profile (left) X-rays of the healthy knee of a 24 year old patient

Background imageBone Collection: Bone objects. Maglemosian Culture, 9500-6500 BC

Bone objects. Maglemosian Culture, 9500-6500 BC
Bone objects. C. 8700 BC. Skottemarke, Lolland. Maglemosian Culture, 9500-6500 BC. Mesolithic. National Museum of Denmark. Copenhagen. Denmark



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"Bones: Unveiling the Hidden Structures of Life" From normal knees to intricate bone structures, our bodies are a masterpiece of anatomy. X-rays reveal the hidden secrets within, showcasing the delicate balance that keeps us standing tall. Hominid crania offer a glimpse into our ancient past, reminding us of our shared heritage with early human ancestors. The Australopithecus afarensis, famously known as Lucy (AL 288-1), takes center stage in this evolutionary journey. But bones aren't limited to humans alone. The Acherontia atropos, also known as the death's-head hawk-moth, boasts an eerie skull-like pattern on its thorax - a reminder that nature loves to play tricks on us. Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson's portrait by Henry Bone captures his heroic spirit and reminds us of his contributions during tumultuous times. His legacy lives on through history books and in bone structure for generations to come. The Homo erectus (Sangiran 17) stands alongside H. Sapiens and H. Neanderthalensis - three branches of hominids connected by their skeletal framework. Each bone tells a story of resilience and adaptation throughout time. In Marylebone, London, the coat of arms proudly displays symbols representing strength and unity - qualities mirrored in the bone structure that supports our bodies every day. A normal knee captured through an X-ray reveals both simplicity and complexity simultaneously - a testament to how even seemingly mundane bones hold incredible significance in maintaining mobility. At Little Bighorn Monument lies a solemn tribute to fallen warriors whose bones were found at the site of battle. It serves as a poignant reminder of sacrifice and bravery etched into history forevermore. Pirates hoist their Jolly Roger flag high above turbulent seas; Stede Bonnet's emblem represents fearlessness amidst danger – just like our own sturdy skeletons supporting us through life's storms. In the end they can not just a framework.