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Those Sophisticated "Cave Men"

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The Bone Yards

Underwater Cities, Monuments?

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(On Which We're Seeking Additional Info)

Here at we've got a bit of a time crunch going. Normally, we'd take time to run down more information about these objects before we presented them. Not having the time for that at the moment, we're publishing them and asking for help.

If you can help with these identifications or can provide some missing information it would be much

Vance, from was kind enough to send us a higher resolution photo of one of the Nile Mosaic Reptiles than we currently had. The reptile is clearly not a croc as evidenced by the depictions of crocs on the Mosaic. Its size, based on the size of the lion can be estimate to be from 5 to 8 feet or so. If anyone can obtain the Greek translation of the caption, please forward it to us if you would. Click and drag photo to resize.

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Three color Tang Dynasty Ceramic Horses are well known and beautifully and realistically cast. That's why we were so curious about the "horse" in the foreground. It's neck appears to be unrealistically long and --reptilian. Is it just a trick of the photograph?

Maybe someone else can figure out what's going on with the object. If anyone is in Chicago and can get by the Chicago Institute of Art for another picture--or explanation--we'd sincerely appreciate it. Photo by Joy Wang. Click and drag photo to resize.

This is probably the worst photo (below) of a museum piece we've ever come across. This is as it appears after we've brightened it up. It's a Mayan burial urn from Calakmul from a period in South America between 200 B.C. to 800 A.D..

If anyone has an idea what type of bird this might be, we'd love to know. We sent out some queries but have not heard anything back. Click and drag photo to resize.

This is a tetrapod vessel from Calakmul from the same period as the object above. This bird is cast very realistically. We have feelers out to scientists and birdwatching groupsw asking what type of bird might be represented here. We're curious about the mass, object or formation on the bird's upper beak.

Weve asked what that structure might be called, in case that will eventually aid us in identifying it. Of course, we also know that it is possibly not a bird at all.....

The feet of the vessel are made up of bird or reptilian heads. The photo following this one is a close-up of one of those feet/heads which we've compared to a Dimorphodon, a type of pterosaur. Click and drag photo to resize.

Comparison of objects "feet" with Dimorphodon, an extinct pterosaur. Click and drag photo to resize.