Thursday, August 02, 2007

Stegosaurus in Cambodia?

What you are seeing is a relief from the great Khmer temple of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. This image has attracted the attention of scientists and paleontologists around the world because it bears a striking resemblance to a prehistoric Stegosaurus, which evolutionists claim went extinct 65 million years ago. How do we account for this image?

The magnificent jungle temples of Cambodia were produced by the Khmer civilization, beginning as early as the eighth and extending through the fourteenth century A.D. One of, if not the greatest monarchs and monument builders of this empire was Jayavarman VII, crowned supreme king in 1181. Portrait statues, depicting him meditating in the fashion of Buddha, have been found throughout the region. He built the beautiful temple monastery Ta Prohm in honor of his mother, dedicating it in 1186. These awesome temples were rediscovered by Portuguese adventurers and Catholic missionaries in the 16th century and many were restored in 19th and 20th centuries. Ta Prohm, one of the most picturesque, was left in its natural state.

This image, then, must date from arround 1186. Scientists have proposed that it may be a rhinoceros, or some other kind of large mammal. Others, however, assert that it is undeniably a representation of a Stegosaurus. The image appears on a wall with many other reliefs of scenes commonly found in Cambodia: large oxen, farmers working, images of meditating buddhist monks. And also a Stegosaurus. This seems to imply that the Stegosaurus was a common sight in medieval Cambodia.

Did dinosaurs really not go extinct as long ago as the evolutionists say? This seems to be pretty good evidence that whoever made this relief had at some point seen a living Stegosaurus.


Unknown said...

I'm very confused.. Because at first take i did look at the dinosaur and upon first look, i think anyone that has seen a dinosaur would relize that is it just that. However.. once i established that i looked at the rest of the carvings, which it seems like many people don't do, because i found that this actually looks like a diagram of evolution. Which i find very ironic. Go back and look at a full image of the carvings, from the bottom up you see a sea creature, then a dinosaur, above that there's a mammal, then a man... then a man and a women.. And i can't find a clear enough image that shows above that because it seems people are too obsessed with proving that the carving looks like a dinosaur... Please have an open mind and tell me your thoughts.

Boniface said...

Well, I think irregardless of what the other animals are or the order rhey appear in, I have a hard time seeing this as anything other than a stegasaurus.

I think that whatever sequence you want to view the carvings in, it is improbable that they could have deduced this from the fossilized bones alone. Remember, dinosaur skeletons are seldom complete or together - often they are scattered over a square mile and can only be pieced together by persons very skilled in paleontology, and even then with much error (remember the first dinaosaur skeletons were assembled completely wrong? And some dinosaurs-brontosaurus- were later detemined not to have really existed?). In the end, it seems like to get such an accurate representation of a stegosaur the only logical conclusion is that they saw a stegosaur.

Anonymous said...

A wonderful place where you can find more stuff like this is He is Christian, though not Catholic, and has lots of thought provoking posts along these lines.

There is also "Mary's Bones," (google it) bones of a Tyrannosaurus that contain soft tissue in them. No contamination, no trickery, no mistake. Tyrannosaurus bones that are not 65 million years old. This find has been duplicated with allosaurus bones from another site.

We're in for a wild ride.