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Archaeologists Baffled By Eight-Ton, 2,000-Year-Old Animal Statue

Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

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A giant stone animal has been found at an excavation site in Chengdu, southwestern China, baffling archaeologists as to what it may be. The mysterious rock beast was unearthed in the capital of Sichuan province today and is thought to be 2,000 years old

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Roger Garin-michaud (134)
Friday January 11, 2013, 5:18 pm
noted, thanks !

Bob P. (415)
Friday January 11, 2013, 6:51 pm

John B. (194)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 8:06 pm
Thanks Marty for the link to the article. At first I thought the stone looked like a hippo but after reading the article and seeing those wonderful photos it does look like a giant panda. Read and noted

Mike M. (54)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 2:18 pm

Elizabeth M. (68)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 2:37 pm
Noted with thanks Marty.
I think, after viewing the photos that it could have been part of a temple. The article didn't say what the other artifacts are?

paula eaton (30)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 3:18 pm
Thanks. I love this kind of stuff. At first glance it does look like a hippo.

Sarah G. (109)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 3:36 pm
fascinating, thanks!

Patricia N. (9)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 9:55 pm
I wish I could live another 100 years to see more of this type of thing unearthed and how it will change our history.

Nimue Pendragon (321)
Monday January 14, 2013, 1:16 am

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Monday January 14, 2013, 4:18 am

Dana W. (9)
Monday January 14, 2013, 7:06 pm
I love this kind of stuff - too bad the statue didn't have more detail. I think it looks like a hippo if not for the ears.

Robert O. (12)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 12:41 am
Thanks Marty.
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