Undertoad Sunday Dec 24 12:29 PM
December 24, 2006: Angkor Wat Stegosaurus
Ibby Sunday Dec 24 12:33 PM
Its at Angkor Wat?
Trilby Sunday Dec 24 01:30 PM
Forget the stego--check out that evil monkey on the bottom.
xoxoxoBruce Sunday Dec 24 02:16 PM
Look for this spot, Ibram.
footfootfoot Sunday Dec 24 03:07 PM
I hate to be a wet blanket, but did that carving not look exceptionally clean compared to the rest of AW?
Ibby Sunday Dec 24 03:36 PM
I personally say them cambodians were better diggers than we're givin' 'em credit for.
Torrere Sunday Dec 24 03:42 PM
not just that, but it also looks exceptionally red!
OwenKL Sunday Dec 24 04:29 PM
Looks to me like a boar in front of a palm tree. But what the heck, fossils were around when AW was built. Just because steggies were extinct by then is no reason to assume that learned people, at least, weren't aware that they had existed once. Aren't dragons generally assumed to be folk explanations for dinosaur fossils?
Trilby Sunday Dec 24 05:28 PM
*so nerdy, wolf and xob AND glatt could have spawned him. But I know they didn't. I was there at the birth.
Karenv Tuesday Dec 26 02:34 PM
Well maybe it is a Komodo dragon with the same kind of decoration around it's back that is around the whole circle.
Sundae Wednesday Dec 27 10:27 AM
Q baby Wednesday Dec 27 06:11 PM
What's with the lines above and below it, like it was a replacement stone, or it was taken out and cleaned, then put back in. ???
footfootfoot Wednesday Dec 27 09:14 PM
yeah that thing has "college prank" written all over it...
CaliforniaMama Wednesday Dec 27 09:41 PM
Just curious - Why do you all want to debunk this thing?
footfootfoot Thursday Dec 28 10:44 PM
I would love nothing more than for Angkor Wat to have an exhaustive collection of carved cretaceous and jurassic fauna, but since I am wishing, I also desire the carvings to blend with their surroundings and appear natural. But that's just me, I'm uptight like that.
Ibby Tuesday Jan 2 08:30 AM
EXTRA! EXTRA! THIS JUST IN!
Prepare for an Extra-Special EXCLUSIVE Cellar Special Report!
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Clodfobble Saturday Jan 6 12:28 PM
So where's our special report on the stegosaurus, Ibram?
Ibby Saturday Jan 6 01:02 PM
I just got home today, hold yer horses! I'll upload everything in the morning and get it all together tomorrow, I hope.
Ibby Sunday Jan 7 04:52 AM
SPUCK Sunday Jan 7 05:56 AM
Thanks you for that johnny-on-the-spot field report Ibram!
Griff Sunday Jan 7 07:18 AM
The Cellar is officially everywhere doing everything!
xoxoxoBruce Sunday Jan 7 07:21 AM
If you want to see smaller images and some interesting effects, check out this thread.
milkfish Sunday Jan 7 01:12 PM
Isn't that Angelina Jolie in that other carving there?!! Oh, wait a minute...
whitjohn Friday Jan 26 06:50 PM
Second Field Report
Inspired by Ibram's remarks and photo, I took the opportunity this past week to go to Siem Reap and have a look at that Stegosarus myself. I can report that the carving is NOT discolored and appears genuine. Much of Ta Prom has been devistated by the jungle and many carvings are colored by algae and minerals some even pink. The pink in the original posting was obviously intended to mark the carving so people could find it. The real carving is the same as other surrounding stones. Here's my pretty Chinese girlfriend showing you the stone.
xoxoxoBruce Friday Jan 26 10:26 PM
Hey thanks, whitjohn. It's always nice to have another picture from Siem Reap, of classic beauty.