Originally posted by muzzleflash
reply to post by kn0wh0w
There are probably actually rhino carvings at that temple but this isn't one of them. I can't find a site with photos of all of the carvings though, apparently there is a ton of them all over.
Also notice how the "plates on the back" of the animal in question are shaped just like the peculiar shape that we find on the stegosaurus fossils? In the same order and fashion and everything. It's a perfect match.
Plus, get this :
Both the American and Asian sites reveal stegosaurus had it's "tail spikes" on it's head, not it's tail.
I find that the most surprising of all, and compelling. It really sets this mystery on fire.edit on 11-4-2012 by muzzleflash because: (no reason given)
After looking at a stegosaurus complete fossil, and looking at the carving again I really see a minimal resemblance. The only thing are the "plates" above it but I'm not even sure if that is supposed to be part of the animal or if it is artistic interpretation of something around it, as in the water buffalo picture.
Notice the head, the direction of the next in the above picture. Also the stubby legs in the front.
Even this looks closer.
But I'm not sure either way. I wouldn't want to give a definitive answer on the Cambodian carving besides the fact that I haven't found much information.
Another question comes up tho, if they were carving all these different animals at the temple, why did we end up with just one dinosaur. There are multiple, multiple species of dinosaurs and different animals that were around during their existence. But we get a Stegosaurus, a swan and a water buffalo?