Top Ten Artifacts Depicting Dinosaurs

Top Ten Artifacts Depicting Dinosaurs

  1. Apatosaurus Relief

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    Links: Relieves and Petroglyphs,
  2. KROKODILOPARDALIS

    This beautiful mosaic 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. Scholars now believe this is the work of Demetrius the Topographer, an artist from Alexandria who came to work in Rome. The top portion of this remarkable piece of art is generally believed to depict African animals being hunted by black-skinned warriors. These Ethiopians are pursuing what appears to be some type of dinosaur. The Greek Letters above the reptilian animal in question are: KROKODILOPARDALIS which is literally translated Crocodile-Leopard. The picture shown here is only a small portion of the massive mosaic. It also contains clear depictions of known animals, including Egyptian crocodiles and hippos. (Finley, The Light of the Past, 1965, p. 93.)
    Links: Top Ten Mosaics,
  3. Narmer Palette

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  4. Indus Valley Stegosaurus Relief

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    Links: Relieves and Petroglyphs, Top Ten Asian Relieves,
  5. Asian Sculpture

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  6. Chest

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  7. Ishtar Gate Relief

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    Links: Top Ten Gates,
  8. Bonus: Hesione Vase

    The February 26, 2000 issue of Science News contained an article that commenting on an artifact housed at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts that has come to be known as the Hesione vase (Hesman, 2000). Pictured on this ancient Greek vase is a series of somewhat unusual paintings, including one that portrays a monster that possesses the head of a dinosaur. This pottery was created around 550 B.C., and depicts the Greek hero Heracles rescuing Hesione from this “monster of Troy.” Forced to concede the amazingly realistic dinosaurian depiction, Science News concluded that the paintings on this unusual vase simply prove that ancient people dug fossils, too.
    Links: Top Ten Vases,
  9. Links: Top 100 Artifacts, Top Ten Dinosaurs, Top Ten Terrestrial Dinosaurs,  Top Ten Aquatic Dinosaurs,  http://www.genesispark.com/genpark/ancient/ancient.htm

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