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Originally posted by sensfan
Think people, THINK!
Originally posted by cyberdude78
Well it's interesting to note some of the creatures that did make it into mythology, particuarly dragons, sphinxes, manticores, and what not. Although I'm extremely skeptical of this, perhaps a descendant of the dinosaurs of sorts had been alive at the time but were driven to extinction.
Dinosaurs eating Roman soldiers? You'd think that there would have been at least a mention of dinosaurs in the New Testament if this were the case.
Originally posted by DezertSkies
If true, could it prove time travel possible? What if the future people went back, captured a few gladiators, and made then do stadium battle with the Zeta Reticulans, but the galdiators escaped, stole a time machine and took off for the past, but got lost and eneded up in prehistoric rome?
But really, is it worth consiering the possibility that dinosaurs or "dragons" didn't exist in the roman era, but that armor somehow ended up further back in time? An older civilization that produced romanlike armor? The Atlanteans back in the day?
Or maybe a roman soldier died on a glacier, and the armor got spit out at the bottom and just happened to end up laying on or under a fossil right where the stomach should be, and ended up freezing together like that.
Another possibility, which we can see today, the saltwater crocodile can easily swallow a little ancient human armor and all, and they've existed back almost 250m years ago with only a few changes. Could this be what wwas found? How would it get frozen though?
Or maybe it's all just bovine excrement.
Originally posted by Essan
I think the fact that this remarkable discovery was annouced to the world via an obscure 3rd rate American TV station watched by 3 people and a coyote tells you all you really need to know ......
Originally posted by The Vagabond
unless of course he had a can opener and took the time to boil the meat off of their bones.
The art below is from an Mesopotamian cylinder seal dated at 3300 BC. (Moortgart, Anton, The Art of Ancient Mesopotamia, 1969, plate 292.) The animal on the right is an artists conception from a skeleton of an Apatasaurus. There are many striking similarities between these two depictions. The legs and feet on the Egyptian art clearly fit the saurapods better than any other type of animal. The biggest difference is at the head. Cartilage forming the shape of a frill or ears may be stylized or accurate (since there is no way to know from the skeletons we have today). As for the musculature, the Egyptian artist draws with stunning realism. One has to ask where the artist got the model to draw so convincingly the trunk of a saurapod?
To the right is a Roman mosaic from about 200 AD that depicts two long-necked sea dragons. Paul Taylor, author of The Great Dinosaur Mystery and the Bible, likens them to the web-footed Tanystropheus shown beside.