by Anthony James
Copyright s8int.com 2008
Here at s8int.com, we’re always curious to see which stories garner the most interest. Often times, the stories we think are going to shock the world, do not and others which we think might be of limited interest are the ones that literally thousands of people read. Above Photo: Lesneven; The Coast of Legends.
Here’s another one that we think is going to “shock the world”, so let’s see if anyone else agrees. How will monuments like "The Monster", "The Camel" or the Arc de Triomphe effect the dinosaur and human interaction argument?
There’s a certain area in France where apparently a whole lot was going on in the distant past with respect to ancient, unknown civilizations, all under the nose of and virtually invisible to conventional archaeology.
At Fontainebleau, France, an ancient unknown civilization left unmistakable traces of its existence in the form of monuments; twisted and surreal megalithic sculptures and stone heads similar in size to those of the Olmecs. Controversially, they also left samples of an unknown writing system.
The Arc of Triomphe at Kerlouan. Circa 1900. NotreFamille.com.
Approximately 4 hours away by automobile is Lussac-les-Châteaux, where in 1937, Leon Pericard and Stephane Lewoff uncovered a number of engraved stones dating from the Magdalenian period (it is believed) which drastically altered the accepted picture of how “cave men” or primitive peoples looked and dressed. The flat stones held portraits that showed men and women in casual poses, wearing robes, boots, belts, coats and hats. Clearly this find is still controversial.
Equidistant from Fontainebleau and from Lussac-les-Châteaux, approximately 3 ½ hours by car is Glozel, France, where in 1921 a great number of stone tablets were found in a cave engraved with writing, some of it apparently Phoenician, along with pictures of “extinct animals”. The problem was, the writing on the tablets was much too early for the paradigm to accept. Recent scientific tests have borne out their age.
Roughly equidistant from Glozel and Fontainebleau, about 6 hours away is Locmariaquer, France, the location of some of the largest menhirs and dolmens in the world.
The Lighthouse at Pontusval.
Brittany, is an area six hours from Fontainebleau along the Rue de Cote des Legendes is an area known for its ancient Celtic and Pagan worship and for dolmens, stones, standing stones, menhirs, megalithic constructions, strange granite rock formations in twisted forms made by nature and other recognizable forms carved by men.
It is here, among these ancient monuments that we find conclusive, spectacular evidence that either the ancient Pagans or an even earlier civilizations interacted with dinosaurs. This evidence is in the form of megalithic rocks weighing tens and hundreds of tons, perhaps thousands of years old.
Finistere. Click and drag to enlarge.
Brignogan-beaches, the Heart of the Pagan Country Brignogan-beaches is a beautiful, small location off the Coast of the Legends. home of tradition, its liberally equipped with stones in strange forms which seem to come straight out of a tale of fantasy.
“Curiously, these monstrous granite forms which are drawn up along the beach or strewn along the countryside! Here, a clamping plate would be seen; there, a camel; a little further, an elephant then a sphinx? The landscape leaves a large open door to the imagination. It's imagination that also nourishes the fantastic stories which are told about the history of the pagan Country.
Formerly, this part of Brittany was known for its shipwrecks, the coast provided well (for those who made a living collecting spilled cargo) while the breakers left hardy a chance for a diverted ship to escape destruction.” …Bretagne.com
“Carnac in Brittany, like its namesake in Egypt, is rich with ancient mysteries. It was once a major focal point for Celtic power and influence. Like Tara in Ireland, Carnac was a spiritual center for religious celebrations, tribal gatherings and astronomical observations.
Two elephants?. Click and darg to resize
The Celtic pagan religion was so strong in Brittany that the full forces of Christianity were needed to convert it to the "new" religion. That is why this area of France has so many saints, literally thousands of them, although only a few are officially recognized by the church of Rome.
A surprisingly large number of Breton saints are legendary for having slain dragons. Saint Sampson is said to have vanquished three of them. It is likely these mythical monsters were actually pagan cults which Sampson and his colleagues put to the sword.
Pagan worship was not actually destroyed by Christianity, but rather was overshadowed by it. Although some megaliths were knocked down or removed, others had crosses added to the top of them. Christian chapels were built over pagan holy wells and springs.”
…....…A 15 mile stretch along the south coast of Brittany is known as the Cote des Megalithes. A staggering number of ancient stones can be found scattered across these moors and fields, with the resort city of Carnac in the centre. There are actually three sets of rows of standing stones, known as alignments, north of the city. Two of these, Menec and Kermario, have been fenced off.
You can still wander among the 579 menhirs in the easternmost, Kerlescan alignment. Menec has 1,099 menhirs in 12 rows, each over a quarter of a mile long. There is a cromlech at each end of the alignment.
The faces. Click and darg to resize
At Kermario, with 999 stones, there is a viewing platform at the west end, as well as a shop with a good selection of books in English. The entire area, known as Les Alignements de Kerzerho, covers an area about 300 feet wide and two miles long. There are 30 prehistoric sites near Carnac, all mapped out in the official guide book available from the local tourist office.
Locmariaquer Thirteen kilometers east of Carnac, at the tip of a peninsula, is another resort town that makes a good base for touring the Cote des Megalithes. Locmariaquer has four significant megalithic sites including the Great Menhir or Grand Menhir Brise, also known as Mener-Hroec. When it was intact, this 340-ton granite stone stood 98 feet tall. It was broken by lightning and now lies in five pieces, the largest of which is almost 40 feet long.
Legends Of Breton Menhirs The ancient megaliths of Brittany are mysterious for two reasons. We do not know how prehistoric Bretons were able to move and place these massive stones weighing as much as 350 tons each, nor do we even know why.
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Centuries ago it was said that the Carnac alignments were stone tent pegs left behind by Roman soldiers. It is now believed they were built approximately 3,000 to 4,500 years ago. The French writer, Flaubert, was probably correct when he remarked that "Carnac has more rubbish written about it than it has standing stones." Source: Ancient Megaliths and Holy Wells of Brittany, by Robert Scheer
If the Bible is true and all of God’s creatures were created within on e week along with man, then obviously, man and “dinosaur” interacted. Genesis tells us that God brought each creature to Adam who then named them. This, among other things makes it impossible for evolutionists and their “Christian evolutionists” fellow travelers to reconcile the Bible with Darwin’s theory.
The "camel". Circa 1900. Finistere, Brittany. Notrefamille.com. Click and drag to resize
If the Biblical story is true, then logically, one should find evidence of these creatures in the art and history of the ancient peoples—just as we find evidence of their interaction with lions and tigers and bears. To be honest, the absence of such evidence would be difficult for creationists to explain.
As far as history goes, every ancient culture has stories of dragons, reptilian creatures similar to dinosaurs. So Check!
In over 80 pages in our Dinosaurs in Literature, Art and History section, we believe that we’ve conclusively shown through the art of these ancient people that dinosaurs and humans did in fact interact in contravention of the Darwin theory and in support of the Biblical narrative. Check!
It is interesting that as described above, in Brittany, a certain geographical area in France, stories of dragons abound.
And they left some megalithic evidence of that interaction behind.
There's always a question because when one tries to identify creatures depicted on the art of ancient peoples it can be a bit like discerning the shapes of clouds. However, it is the case that certainly the ancient Pagans, or the people who came before did carve recognizable animal and other forms into the rocks of Finistere, Brittany and near bout.
Take a look at the Arc of Triomphe, near the top left of this page. The arc is being held aloft by some very large creatures that some might call dinosaurs--or so it appears. The arrow points out where sme additional men are perched, helping with the scale of the arc
Comparisons with pterodactyl drawings. Bottom left is a depiction by an artist eyewitness of a pterosaur seen over Cuba. Click and drag to resize
The photo here of a monument known as the "camel" is our next artifact. This is not a camel. It is a very accurate depiction of a short faced pterosaur, including wings, which of course, camels don't possess.
Like many pterosaurs and pterodactyls, this depiction has a crest. There were literally, hundreds of types of pterosaurs with varying crests. Many of the crests, being of a soft tissue like keratin, were not preserved.
Pterosaur crests "Actually, most branches of the pterosaur tree have at least one crested taxon, and indeed crests are so prevalent, it is quicker to list the clades which definitively do not have any crested members, and this is limited to just the basal dimorphodontids and anuroganthids. .
It is actually pretty safe to infer that many pterosaur species for which crests *aren’t* known probably also had one of some description, given just how many had them, and because many species for which there is no evidence of a crest may have had a hidden one.
What is also interesting is the fact that many crests must have evolved independently many times over given the differences seen in crest morphology, in different parts of the pterosaur tree, and the different bones involved in their construction.
There are a variety of bones involved in crest construction in pterosaurs (though the fused and suture-less nature of adult skulls can make identifying them very difficult). At the very least though we see crests derived from the anterior part of the skull (and often including the lower jaw) in the ornithocheirids, many that rise vertically off the top of the skull like in Raeticodactylus or Germanodactylus, those that cover the top and rear of the skull like Thalassodromeus and those that project backwards such as Pteranodon or combinations of them such as in Dsungaripterus.
There is more variety than this to be sure, but these extremes cover the range of morphologies (though often somewhat smaller than the ones described here – just look at the nubbin of a crest on Quetzalcoatlus)." ......Dave Hones, Archosaur Musings
Brignogan. Finistere. Click and drag to resize
The tyrannosaurus rex? This block of stone is located somewhere on the Bay of Finistere, in Britanny. I feel safe in saying that this is not an accidental product of sun and shadow, but an obvious depiction somehow, of a theropod dinosaur, such as a Tyrannosaurus Rex, and a collosal monument to the fact that these humans interacted with dinosaurs.The eyes and the "teeth" of the statue can be clearly, and are placed in the correct position on the head, along with the shape of the muzzle. There is no mistaking what this ancient rock represents-and according to evolutionary, that is impossible.
There then appears to be some reason, along with the prior monument to understand why so many stories about dragons were told in those ancient times.
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Comparison of megalithic rock sculpture with modern drawings of tyrannosaurus.
A close look at this ancient scupture in comparison to modern drawings of tyrannosaurus should make it clear that this is intended to portray a theropod like a t-rex and further that there must have been some very serious interaction going on, hundreds, thousands, but not millions of years ago.
Not a lot of tyrannosaurs have been found in France, or in Europe. Principally, they have been found in North America. On the other hand, plenty of theropods, such as the megalosaurus have been found in Europe and around Paris, for instance, about six hours at most by automobile from the site of these monuments. Megalosaurus, if you take the time to look at photos, is very similar in look to the t-rex.
In fact, we have a feeling that scientists, in order to advance the evolutionary agenda, have created 'family trees"out of essentially the same animal over and over. It is as if dogs were now extinct and paleontologists had decided that small dogs were ancestral and more primitive than larger dogs, and had split the one dog family into 10 or 15 "families".
Now, if you were to look up to see a charging bear, would you comfort yourself with the thought that "there are no bears around here--or would you start running and yelling? Whatever paleoentolgists might think, this ancient sculpture is clearly a theropod, like tyrannosaurus rex.
The "Monster" Finistere. Click and drag to resize
The "Monster", appears to be another crested pterosaur, with a profile similar to types such as the Brazilian pterosaur, tapejara.
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Comparison of megalithic rock sculpture with modern drawings of tapejara and pterodactylus.
According to Genesis; "So God created the Great Dragons" ...Genesis 1:21 The Latin Vulgate; 5th Century. Check!
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Taking the opportunity available we now move to another part of France and a different time. This perhaps has little to do with the monuments of Ancient Finistere, but it does have to do with evidence that man and dinosaur interacted with each other in the near and distant past. In any case, this additional information is also provided for your consideration for free and as the wags say, worth every penny.
“Some of the beautiful French chateaus built at the close of the Middle Ages and early 1500’s have dramatic dragon illustrations carved into their walls, ceilings, and furniture.
These include Château de Chambord, Château de Blois, and Château Azay-le-Rideau. Note the similarities in the dinosaurian-like dragons and their resemblance to the dinosaur Plateosaurus.
The Château Azay-le-Rideau also displays a fascinating tapestry depicting what looks like a pterosaur fighting a lion.
A tapestry at Château de Blois portrays a dragon (and its baby) with gnarly horns on its head that are reminiscent of the dinosaur Dracorex hogwartsia (not shown)”….Genesis Park
Click and drag to resize. "Dragon with modern sauropod, Apotosaurus.
All sauropods have long necks, long tails, and massive legs supported by blunt feet with five toes. They ranged in size form approximately 40 to 150 feet. The depiction shown here is a completely modern rendering of a sauropod created centuries ago.
What is the likelihood that ancient artists of the Middle Ages, could sculpt or draw a dinosaur (called a dragon) which is certainly superior to those drawn by scientists in the 1800’s and even the 1900’s as to detail and accuracy? This is the mystery we face when contemplating the dragons which adorned these walls and ceilings.
Here we compare certain modern representations of sauropod dinosaurs with a representative “dragon” created 300 or more years before the term dinosaur was coined. In France, fossils of the sauropods; Plateosaurus and Ampelosaurus have been found (along with Hypselosaurus) and are shown for comparison purposes.
A pterosaur was a reptilian, dragon-like creature of many types, but which shared certain features in common, such as batlike wings, two longer legs and two shorter, under and attached to the wings. Some of the long tailed variety had tails with a tail vane on the end. How curious that many of the dragons and basilisks of the ancients sometimes also shared these same features. Is this all just coincidence or did some of these “ancients” actually see dinosaurs and pterosaurs?
About the French Châteaux of the Middle Ages
Click and drag to resize. "1500's Dragon with modern sauropods; Plateosaurus and Ampelosaurus .
Loire Valley, known as "the Garden of France", was the favorite residence of Kings of France during the Renaissance period. They made this peaceful countryside the setting for their dreams. Thus was born the Renaissance in France .The kings surrounded themselves with the greatest artists and architects of this era.
This is the "country of thousand castles" : not only Royal Castles and Renaissance Palaces ,National Museum and Large magnificent Châteaux , but also : Manors ,Middle Age‘s Castles and Fortresses , small "Fairy tales" Manors ,mansions , Private Castles ,Châteaux Hotels ,"Self Catering" Castles , luxurious old houses , medieval cities, towers ,bastions ,fortified farms and churches ,abbeys ,cathedrals...
It is worth driving at random in Loire Valley , Touraine , Sologne ,Poitou,Berry and discover castles, castles ,castles ...more castles.
Azay le Rideau :The Azay le Rideau Castle ,one of the purest creation of the Renaissance, was built on an island of the Indre River ,ideal setting for an architectural jewel.
Click and drag to resize. "Dragon (pterosaur?)vs. Lion.
Château de Chambord :" Chambord is truly royal ,royal in its great scale, its grand air, its indifference to common consideration " (Henry James) .It combined the dream of King François I with the imagination of Leonardo de Vinci. The result is a real "mathematisation" of architecture ,a grandiose creation :440 rooms ,a fabulous double staircase ,a unique roof terrace
Blois superb Renaissance castle with its thousand windows and magnificent staircase ,The medieval city of Chinon ,the feudal fortress of Langeais, Montreuil-Bellay , Angers , Luynes , Chateau de Brissac ,the "Giant of Loire Valley" , the Fontevrault Abbey... Source:http://www.a-castle-for-rent.com/castles/
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