Sue marks 10 years at Field Museum

A small group of tourists check out Sue, the tyrannosaurus rex skeleton, on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001. (AP Photo/Charles Bennett)

May 12, 2010 10:07:17 AM PDT
One of Chicago's most famous residents is getting pampered in anticipation of her big party.

Sue -- the Field Museum's Tyrannosaurus rex -- found herself the center of attention Wednesday as one of the museum's managers boarded a hydraulic lift to blow dust off her bones and then gently dust her.

The 67-million-year-old Sue took up residence at the museum exactly 10 years ago this month -- a time during which she's been visited by about 16 million people.

Starting later this month, the museum will mark the anniversary with a number of events, including the premier of a new 3-D movie about Sue. There also will be an appearance from the Sue that discovered her in South Dakota: fossil hunter Sue Hendrickson.


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