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Spread out amongst the dense jungles of Cambodia hide the remains of an ancient and grand civilization. Once inhabited by a people known as the Khmer, today millions of tourists visit the temples at Angkor to get a glimpse of the majesty of this once proud city.
The Khmer began to develop as a unique culture in Cambodia around 2000 years ago.
I finally located the glyph I was searching for near the exit to the complex. Before me, enclosed in a round circle, was a clear depiction of what could only be a stegosaurus.
Originally posted by TechUnique
So I scrolled through Google and found the following.
Originally posted by alfa1
Edit - a like everything, this has been discussed before on ATS.
Read the old threads and the real answer is there as well.
Edit2 - I dont like the thread title. This is not "NEW", this image having circulated the internet for many years now.
edit on 3-5-2011 by alfa1 because: (no reason given)edit on 3-5-2011 by alfa1 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by l_e_cox
reply to post by TechUnique
The story I read is that Angkor Wat was built by ETs for their human followers.
The humans probably didn't remember dinosaurs, but the ETs probably did.
Per this same material, many life forms on earth are the products of genetic experiments by the distant ancestors of the various space-faring ET races that still exist today. I have multiple sources for this general idea, but of course no hard science.
In 2007, I corresponded with the leading French dinosaur paleontologist Eric Buffetaut, who does fieldwork in Cambodia and Thailand, about this alleged Stegosaurus on the Cambodian temple. Here are Buffetaut's comments:
"I think this carving is a recent fake. As you mention, it seems to be
a different color from the other blocks, which suggests a recent
addition, which had no time to weather to the same dark color as the
rest. [This block appeared while the temple was being
restored]. People in SE Asia are now perfectly familiar with dinosaurs
and what they may have looked like, so I can easily imagine a local
sculptor deciding to add a dinosaur carving to a Khmer temple (in a
place like Cambodia, restoration of remote ancient buildings is
likely to be done locally with not much supervision by trained
archeologists). I have seen many sandstone carvings of dinosaurs in
Thailand, made by local people as decorations.
Moreover, the head is not at all stegosaur-like. It is too big relative to the
body and in fact it is ceratopsian-like, with a neck frill and what
looks like a horn above the eye. It is totally unlikely that an
ancient Khmer sculptor could have combined parts of two different
dinosaurs in this way (not to mention the fact that no remains of
horned and frilled ceratopsians have ever been found in SE Asia). But
it is just the kind of amusing combination a modern Cambodian who has
seen dinosaur reconstructions in a book or on television could produce.
In my opinion, this carving is a modern creation."
Comment by Adrienne Mayor - March 14, 2009 @ 5:53 pm