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Last Updated: Saturday December 08 2007 15:17 GMT

'Red Lady' skeleton goes on show

The skeleton

Here's something to rattle your bones - a 29,000-year-old skeleton is going on show in Wales for the first time since it was discovered in the 1820s.

The skeleton is known as The Red Lady of Paviland, even though it turns out the remains are actually that of a young MAN.

The spooky discovery was made in a cave in the Gower part of south Wales by an Oxford University professor in 1823.

The public can now check it out at the National Museum in Cardiff.

It's part of an exhibition called Origins: In Search of Early Wales, which includes lots of other cool stuff - like Bronze Age jewellery and a sword guard carried by a Viking warrior.

A museum spokesman said the exhibition will help us to "understand ourselves and Wales today".



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