A thorough analysis of history shows compelling evidence that dinosaurs were in fact seen consistently throughout history. This truth has been
incidentally buried in semantic ambiguity. The word "Dinosaur" was first used in 1842 by Sir Richard Owen and was defined as 'Terrible Lizard'. Prior
to this date, reptilian creatures would have been referred to as dragons, or some other unique name that resembled their monstrous character.
The dragon slowly slipped into the category of mythology rather than history. But this is only due to the gradual extinction of dinosaurs over time.
Most are not the seemingly embellished fire-breathing winged monsters, but rather, matter-of-fact accounts of real living creatures. Here we have
another example of how dinosaurs/dragons were becoming extinct even in the 1614 when this article was printed:
Dinosaurs were depicted throughout the globe at all times. Here are some examples:
Utah's White Canyon Region
Amazon Rain Forest Basin in Northern Peru
El Toro Mountain part of the "Acambaro Figurine" collection found by Waldemar Julsrud
Mesopotamian Cylinder Seal of Uruk currently housed in the Louvre
Housed at the British Museum
By the North American Anasazi in the area now known as Utah. A natural brownish film over top the cave drawing authenticates its age.
A mysterious excavation in Tucson Arizona unearthed 31 Roman-style artifacts. One of which was this sword.
Hongshan carvings approximately 4,000 years ago China
It is also important to note that the average dinosaur was approximately the size of a full grown dog.
Girifalco region of Southern Italy.
Holy Trinity Church built in the 1300s in the country of Georgia.
These dinosaurs are not limited to physical depictions. They have also been written about. Extensively. Here is a beast from Beowulf, the Anglo-Saxon
"Grendel's swift hard claws
snatched at the first Geat
He came to
, ripped him apart, cut
His body to bits with powerful jaws
Drank the blood from his veins and bolted
Him down, hands and feet; death
And Grendel's great teeth came together,
Snapping life shut.
"but their weapons
Could not hurt him,
the sharpest and hardest iron
Could not scratch at Grendel's skin
“The fiend reached for him with his claw, but he grasped it with set purpose, and
threw his weight on Grendel’s arm.
This creature had huge jaws that could devour people whole
, was bipedal with arms
, and tough
. This quite accurately describes a tyrannosaurus rex, or more accurately the Megalosaurus which fossils have been found in the
Anglo-Saxon area. In Beowulf, Grendel, which means “to Below” (like you would imagine a T-rex-like creature would), even had a mother of the same
kind, insisting it was a real biological creature.
This may be shocking. But scientific observation insists on the co-existence of humans and dinosaurs. Here is a picture of some red blood cell
fragments and soft tissue (indicated by the arrow) found in Tyranosaurus Rex remains:
The Anglo Saxon language had many words to describe the various types of large reptilian creatures. The following is from “A Concise Anglo-Saxon
Dictionary” by John R. Clark Hall:
Ûhtfloga: twilight−flier dragon
Wîdfloga: wide−flier dragon
Draca: sea−monster dragon
Eorðdraca: dragon that lives in the earth.
Lyftflog: generic flying dragon
Nîðdraca: hostile dragon
Wyrmhord: hoard of dragons
The Brachiosaurus was also written about. The writer of the book of Job clearly describes the attributes of a brachiosaurus and calls it
‘Behemoth’ (or ‘Bahamut’ for FF7 fans), a chief of the creations of God:
“Lo, I pray thee, Behemoth, that I made with thee: Grass as an ox he eateth
Lo, I pray thee, his power [is] in his loins, And his strength in the muscles of his
He doth bend his tail as a cedar
, The sinews of his thighs are wrapped together,
His bones [are] tubes of brass, His bones [are] as a bar of iron.
He [is] a beginning of the ways of God, His Maker bringeth nigh his sword;
For food do mountains bear for him, And all the beasts of the field play there…
Lo, a flood oppresseth -- he doth not haste, He is confident though Jordan Doth
come forth unto his mouth.
This shows Behemoth was an Herbivore
, had a tail the size of a large tree
, and was very
. There is only one animal like this in the history of the world. The Brachiosaurus. As shown in the Mesopotamian cylinder seal and the
Egyptian plates, the brachiosaurus was a known creature in the region where Job would have been living.
Other well known historians have depicted dinosaurs in a very matter of fact manner.
Herodotus – 5th Century B.C.
“There is a place in Arabia, situated very near the city of Buto, to which I went,
on hearing of some winged serpents; and when I arrived there, I saw bones and
spines of serpents, in such quantities as it would be impossible to describe. The
form of the serpent is like that of the water-snake; but he has wings without
feathers, and as like as possible to the wings of a bat.”
John de Trokelow – 14th Century A.D.
"Close to the town of Bures, near Sudbury, there has lately appeared, the great
hurt of the countryside, a dragon, vast in body, with a crested head, teeth like a
saw, and a tail extending to an enormous length. Having slaughtered the
shepherd of a flock, it devoured many sheep."
The Travels of Marco Polo, 1948, Book 2, Chapter XL, pg. 185-186
"Leaving the city of Yachi, and traveling ten days in a westerly direction, you
reach the province of Karazan, which is also the name of the chief city....Here
are seen huge serpents, ten paces in length (about 30 feet), and ten
spans (about 8 feet) girt of the body. At the fore part, near the head, they
have two short legs, having three claws like those of a tiger, with eyes larger
than a forepenny loaf (pane da quattro denari) and very glaring."
An old Assiniboine (Native American) story tells of a war party that:
“…Traveled a long distance to unfamiliar lands and [saw] some large lizards.
The warriors held a council and discussed what they knew about those strange
creatures. They decided that those big lizards were bad medicine and should
be left alone. However, one warrior who wanted more war honors said that he
was not afraid of those animals and would kill one. He took his lance [a very
old weapon used before horses] and charged one of the large lizard type
animals and tried to kill it. But he had trouble sticking his lance in the
creature’s hide and during the battle he himself was killed and eaten.”
(Mayor, Fossil Legends of the First Americans, 2005, p. 294.)
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