In 1841 the word dinosaur was invented. Before this, these creatures where called dragons. Thus the terms mean the same thing. Many recipes for healing in middle ages called for dragon saliva or crushed bones. The epic story of Gilgamesh records him slaying the dragon Humbaba.Chinese history records driving dragons out of the land as they settled it. There are many reports of dinosaurs still living in the jungle of the Republic of Congo, Africa. The local people call them Mokele-Mbembe. All over the world are carvings in buildings and temples, cave drawings, stone paintings and stories of dinosaurs. To draw and carve images of dragons (dinosaurs) they must have been seen by mankind. Thus they did not live millions of years ago but lived very recently. Some small ones may still be living in remote locations.
Dinosaur or Dragon?
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