Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution
The promotion advancement of science, literature and art
When our building was requisitioned for the war effort during the second World War we were only given 48 hours to pack up all our collections!
Cave bear canine: Ursus spelaeus was a common European bear during the ice ages, it was at least equivalent in size to the largest of modern bears, the Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) and Kodiak bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi), if not larger. Their remains are found most commonly in caves, and this specimen was found in Wookey Hole in the Mendips, Somerset.