A new technology is helping to bring the past into the present.

The British Geological Service has created a new database that contains thousands of fossils as well as 3D models of fossils that can be rotated and enlarged in an interactive display case for your viewing pleasure.

If you find yourself captivated by a particular fossil, the database also features the ability to download and print the images.

The fossils that are included in the database are housed at the National Museum of Wales. Unless you plan on stopping by the expansive collection, the online database opens up an entire unseen view of the ancient world frozen in time.

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