The Auroch is the European bison which died out in the 1600s. Their shape is recognisable in the drawings in the cave in Niaux and others. They were aggressive, often revered and the prehistoric people did not eat them. A zoologist in Germany tried to recreate the breed using other similar breeds. This was partContinue reading “Auroch”
There is a shortage of rock salt. It is in great demand as councils battle to clear snow covered roads. Rock salt chandeliers in Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland
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
I took this photograph with Durer’s study of a pine tree in mind.