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Taken 10 months ago by Rob Farrow near Norwich, Norfolk, England

Norwich - Cathedral - Dippy in the nave by Rob Farrow
Norwich - Cathedral - Dippy in the nave

A view of "Dippy" in residence in the nave of Norwich Cathedral.
Dippy at Norwich Cathedral
At 70' (21.3m) long the diplodocus cast takes up a considerable proportion of the nave of the cathedral - and there aren't that many buildings which could display him for this reason. Dippy is is a plaster cast replica of the fossilised bones of a Diplodocus carnegii skeleton, the original of which (also known as Dippy) is on display at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Museum of Natural History. The diplodocus was a sauropod dinosaur which roamed the earth around 145–156 million years ago towards the end of the Jurassic Period spanning the Kimmeridgian and Tithonian ages. "Dippy" the Diplodocus is 'on tour' around the country, and is in residence at Norwich Cathedral from 13th July - 30th Oct 2021.
Norwich Cathedral
Norwich Cathedral is dedicated to the Holy and Undivided Trinity. The cathedral was begun in 1096 and constructed out of flint and mortar and faced with a cream-coloured Caen limestone. A Saxon settlement and two churches were demolished to make room for the buildings. The cathedral was completed in 1145 with the Norman tower still seen today topped with a wooden spire covered with lead. Several episodes of damage necessitated rebuilding of the east end and spire but since the final erection of the stone spire in 1480 there have been few fundamental alterations to the fabric. Norwich Cathedral has the second largest cloisters in Britain. The cathedral close is the largest in England and one of the largest in Europe and has more people living within it than any other close. The cathedral spire, measuring at 315 ft or 96 m, is the second tallest in England despite being partly rebuilt after being struck by lightning in 1169, which led to the building being set on fire. Measuring 461 ft or 140.5 m long and, with the transepts, 177 ft or 54 m wide at completion, Norwich Cathedral was the largest building in East Anglia. The Cathedral is a Grade I listed building. LinkExternal link Wikipedia: LinkExternal link
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Subject Grid Square TG2308
Subject Lat/Long 52.631833,1.300226 (click to view more nearby images)
Near Norwich, Norfolk, England
Photographer Rob Farrow
Taken 20210830 202108 2021 (about 10 months ago)
Submitted 2021-09-07
Snippet Norwich Cathedral · Dippy at Norwich Cathedral ·
Context Historic sites and artefacts · Religious sites · City, Town centre ·
Subject fossil ·
Tag dinosaur · place:Norwich · dinosaur skeleton · Norwich cathedral · dinosaur replica · Diplodocus · Dippy the Dinosaur ·

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