The museum and its collections were damaged by Allied bombing during WWII. The eastern wing was severely damaged, and has only now been rebuilt to house the Wet Collection.
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A man looks at a display in the newly opened wet collections at the Museum of Natural History in Berlin on Sept 13, 2010. Some 276,000 exhibits make up the wet collections including a temperature-controlled exhibition room with around 85,000 specimens of animals preserved in alcohol.