India Unboxed: Astronomy and Empire

In this newest India Unboxed video, we visit the Whipple Museum of the History of Science to find out how transit instruments tracked the motion of the stars to keep time in India for the British Empire. Find out more in the Whipple Museum’s exhibition Astronomy and Empire, 2 October 2017 – 28 September 2018. India Unboxed is a year-long… Read full article

India Unboxed: The Indian crocodilian

The next video in our India Unboxed series comes from the Museum of Zoology. The Indian Gharial, Gavialis gangeticus, is one of the largest living crocodilians and this skull is one of the largest in any collection. It was collected from the Yamuna River in north-central India, and presented to the Museum in 1897 by Ernest Hanbury Hankin, a pioneering… Read full article

India Unboxed: Headhunter’s Monkey Skull

This next video in the India Unboxed film series brings us face to face with the skull of a monkey who lived and died in the mountains of what is now Nagaland, in northeast India. Now at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge, it has travelled great distances, had several owners, and undergone a number of transformations. India Unboxed… Read full article