The girth of this giant snake would reach a human’s hips. Researchers have used the specimen as a thermometre. The size of the snake, and other creatures, indicates the temperature of the Earth at that time, in this case 60 million years ago. See the article on BBC website
A 1930s tourist brochure for the Ariege featuring the two main attractions; the thermal spas and the Prehistoric cave paintings at Niaux.
In the winter and with snow on the ground outside, I took an atmospheric torch lit tour of the cave at Niaux. The purpose was to get a glimpse of rare Prehistoric cave paintings. One kilometre in, we all turned our torches off and stood in the pitch darkness. The guide demonstrated the unique acousticsContinue reading “The Cave at Niaux, France”