Human beings have been depicting dinosaurs in art, literature and history since the dawn of time. This series of articles looks at dinosaur art from ancient times.
Dinosaurs in Literature, Art & History... Page 5Dinosaur fossils were first discovered in Thailand in 1976, quite by accident when geologists from the Department of Mineral Resources were surveying land for uranium in the Phu Wiang district of Khon Kaen province.
Dinosaurs in Literature, Art & History... Page 4The enormous number of Indonesia's islands and their location in a tropical, equatorial climate has produced an unrivalled diversity of plant and animal life. With only 1% of the world's land area, Indonesia is home to over 10% of all mammal species, and 17 % of all birds.
Dinosaurs in Literature, Art & History... Page 3This dinosaur petroglyph can be found at Natural Bridges, National Monument Utah, and is attributed to the Anasazi Indians who lived there between approximately the fifth and fourteenth centuries.
Dinosaurs in Literature, Art & History... Page 2On the top left is a beautiful mosaic (also shown on page 1) that was one of the wonders of the second century world. Called the Nile Mosaic of Palestrina, it depicts Nile scenes from Egypt all the way to Ethiopia.
Dinosaurs in Literature, Art & History... Page 1
"In the end of November and beginning of December last, many of the country people observed dragons (probably Pterosaurs) appearing in the north and flying rapidly towards the east; from which they concluded, and their conjectures were right, that...boisterous weather would follow" ....1793 European Newspaper comment on the Weather"..
Man and Dinosaur Co-existence
"He sets up his tail like a cypress; and his nerves are wrapped together. His sides are sides of brass; and his backbone is as cast iron. This is the chief of the creation of the Lord; made to be played with by his angels".. Book of Job, from the Septuagint (Greek version of the Bible), 250 B.C.
Ancient Viking Brachiosaurus?
Dragons; sometimes huge, reptilian, dangerous, sometimes winged, sometimes not creatures – are reported not as mythological but as real in every ancient culture on every continent. Of course, those creatures that we now call dinosaurs were also sometimes huge, dangerous, sometimes winged, sometimes not creatures – that lived on every continent. (Technically pterosaurs are not considered dinosaurs). Among those ancient cultures who described living dragons were the Norse and that subset of the Norse culture the Vikings.