The Dinosaur Graveyard of East Berlin
- They lie, dead, struck down where they stood by a global event they could neither forecast nor understand. Extinction came quickly: in a matter of years the dinosaurs were no more. Yet this is no reference to the Cretaceousâ€“Paleogene extinction event which led to the extinction of the majority of dinosaur groups at the end of the Mesozoic era.
The demise of these particular dinosaurs has more to do with the fall of communism than the earth fall of a giant asteroid. The impact event was the bringing down of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the Kulturpark Plänterwald as it had been called until then was left to the vagaries of the market economy.
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