Musée Wierts. BRUSSELS. 10. Route. 141
stretch of which we have a charming view under the triumphal
see p. 94.
No. 20. Via the Rue Belliard, in whi
is the main entrance , 36, and 41. From the Porte de Namur via
the Chaussée de Wayre e Rue Jenner, in which is the upper entrance
to the park and the entrance to the Natural History Museum.
The Pare Léopold (Pl. G, 5), laid out in 1852 as a zoological
garden, now contains five eaten buildings accommodating several
of the medical institutes of the university, as well as the in-
stitutions founded by Ernest Solvay and other manufacturers and
attached to the medical faculty. These include the Anatomie
96), an Institute of Hygiene, Bact teriology, and Therapeutics (1897),
iological Institute (1895), a So ociological Institute (1901; for
ial problems), and a Commercial School
Van Ysendyck). — On the elevated §. side
Tramways to the Pare Léopol
the Si eeati gation of
(1904; from plans by
rises the —
*Musée d’Histoire Naturelle (Pl. G, 5), builtin 1898 from
designs by Ed. Dupont, the director, and Em. Janlet, the architect, and
enlarged in 1' The collection is destined exclusively for the
study of extant and extinct Belgian species. The paleontological
section is particularly interesting. From the park the building is
entered at the E. end of the S. wing (reached from the Chaussée
de Wayre by the short Rue Jenner) and at Rue Vautier 31. Adm.,
see p. 96. Director, Prof. G. Gilson.
The Patz NTOLOGICAL SrcTion is arranged in the 8. wing, the floor
yhich ri rom the level of the park in four wide steps. On the
step are evapieces of the alluvial period (Zre Quaternaire), including
ons of the mammoth, rhinoceros, Irish elk, aurochs, and cave-bea
a systematic collection of stone implements used by prehisto cman.
t come objects of the Tertiary Epoch and of the Upper Cretaceous
iod (Ere Secondaire, Orétacé Supérieur). On the highest step the Lower
Cretaceous Period (Ere Secondaire, Crétacé Inférieur) is illustrated in a
unique manner. On the right are ten upright **Skeletons (average height
26 ft.) of the Zguanodon, the largest representative of the fossil Saurian
family of reptiles, found in 18/8 in the coal-measures of Bernissart
(p. 8) and here put together for the first time; while on ye jolt are
two large spaces with recumbent skeletons of the same species, xim-
ately i poe n in which they re found. Details as are
given iption hanging on the end-wall (to the right). A good
survey of them is ¢ gallery, which contains also fragments
of ichthyosauri, plesiosauri, and various species of crocodile. — The room
adjoining on the right contains stuffed animals of the present day, a few
of foreign origin being included for purposes of comparison. — The upper
exit on the left opens on the Rue Vautier.
No. 62 in the Rue Vautier, opposite the Natural History Museum,
is the Musée Wiertz (Pl. G, 5), formerly the studio of the highly-
gifted but eccentric painter Anton Joseph Wiertsz (p. lxxiv), after
whose death it was purchased by government (adm., see p. 96).
Large pictures: 1. Contest for the body of Patroclus (1836); 8. Contest
of good with evil (1842); 16. The triumph of Christ (1848); 52. The last
cannon (1855); 4. One of the great of the earth (Polyphemus devouring
the companions of Ulysses; 1860). Smaller pictures: 15. Entombment,
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