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Bernissart

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Bernissart is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. On January 1st, 2004 Bernissart had a total population of 11,453 (5,493 males and 5,960 females). The total area is 43.42 km² which gives a population density of 263.75 inhabitants per km².

The Iguanodon mine

In 1878, dozens of Iguanodon skeletons were discovered in a coal mine, 322 m (1,050 ft) below the ground. Their close proximity was the first proof that some dinosaurs were herd animals, and since some were preserved in their natural positions, they also proved that at some dinosaurs were bipedal. They were mounted by Louis Dollo, and set the standard that was followed for over a century. The skeletons are currently on display at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences.

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