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Ten weird objects on display in Leeds museums

Leeds is home to some weird and wonderful objects.

Here are a selection of ten of the best to be found in museums across the city:

For more than three thousand years, Nesyamuns mummified remains have resided in the beautiful, ornate coffin. Known locally as The Leeds Mummy, the coffin and its occupant have captivated generations of visitors to the city.

5. Leeds mummy, Leeds City Museum

For more than three thousand years, Nesyamuns mummified remains have resided in the beautiful, ornate coffin. Known locally as The Leeds Mummy, the coffin and its occupant have captivated generations of visitors to the city.
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Its a hard to imagine exactly how the gigantic bid that laid this colossal egg would have looked. Its clear that the Madagascan elephant bird, a huge, 3 metre tall giant, must have been one of the largest birds that ever lived.

6. Elephant bird egg, Leeds Discovery Centre

Its a hard to imagine exactly how the gigantic bid that laid this colossal egg would have looked. Its clear that the Madagascan elephant bird, a huge, 3 metre tall giant, must have been one of the largest birds that ever lived.
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In normal circumstances, this glass, lion-shaped ornament may appear fairly unremarkable. But put it under a UV light, and what previously seemed like an innocuous paperweight begins to give off an eerie, green glow.

7. Radioactive Lion, Leeds Discovery Centre

In normal circumstances, this glass, lion-shaped ornament may appear fairly unremarkable. But put it under a UV light, and what previously seemed like an innocuous paperweight begins to give off an eerie, green glow.
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Staring down imposingly from above the store entrance, this giant monster of the deep is one of the more bizarre items on display. The huge model of a juvenile giant squid was created for Slime, a temporary exhibition back in 2002.

8. Giant squid, Leeds Discovery Centre

Staring down imposingly from above the store entrance, this giant monster of the deep is one of the more bizarre items on display. The huge model of a juvenile giant squid was created for Slime, a temporary exhibition back in 2002.
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