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March 8, 2023 17 mins

Do you love digging for buried treasure? It’s time to explore the incredible story of a real-life treasure hunter. Her name was Mary Anning and she is best known for discovering an Ichthyosaur fossil—an animal that many people today would call a sea monster! The most amazing part? She was just a kid when she found this amazing treasure. As Mary grew up, she challenged the conventional understanding of prehistoric life and inspired generations of scientists and women. Join us as we uncover the thrilling journey of this remarkable treasure hunter.

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Honest History creates award-winning books, magazines, and this show for young historians across the world. Our mission is to inspire kids to create a positive impact on history themselves. Learn more at and @honesthistory.


This episode was hosted by Nikki Bon, written by Alexandra Petrocelli, and produced by Randall Lawrence. Original theme music was written and recorded by Luke Messimer. 


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