Stegosaurus Carving at Ta Prohm

Walking through the ancient temple, built in 1186 AD, this carving was a nice surprise. There are hundreds of small carvings in Ta Prohm, part of the Angkor World Heritage site. Someone pointed out this “stegosaurus” to me and I had to get a record of it. There are two theories of how a dinosaur came to be carved into a temple over 800 years old. Firstly, it could be a carving of something other than a stegosaurus. Alternatively this could be put there more recently as a joke for unsuspecting tourists.

One Reply to “Stegosaurus Carving at Ta Prohm”

  1. Well, it is not a stegosaurus and it wasn’t put there recently. If you cover the decorative stone plates on the back of the animal by your finger, you can see something quite different.
    I listen to the stories about a stegosaurus twelve years and it starts to be boring. Let’s change. How about the animal under the “stegosaurus”? 🙂

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