Mythological Beasts: Dragon Bones, Griffin Claws-and Dinosaurs?
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 12:30pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030
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How could dragons —imaginary animals — be found in cultures all over the world? For millennia, storytellers have recounted tales about mysterious creatures, but the vivid human imagination is only part of the story. Accounts from classical Greece, Europe, North America, and China tell of physical evidence that was taken as proof that fabulous beasts once really existed. Explore the kinds of puzzling natural evidence that led people to believe in dragons, griffins, and other fantastic creatures. Did ancient discoveries of dinosaur fossils play a role?