• http://dok.do/4aVK41 Year of the Dragon

    Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj rejoiced Monday at the legal proceedings, saying the tyrannosaurus represents an important part of the Mongolian people’s cultural heritage.

    I fully agree the dinosaur fossil should be sent back to Mongolia.

    I also agree the “persons who brought the fossil into the USA with fake/fraudulent paperwork – should be charged.

    I don’t understand however, how the Mongolian president can say that “the tyrannosaurus represents an important part of the Mongolian people’s cultural heritage”.

    It is a fact that this particular type/breed of Tyrannosaurus bataar only roamed around the Gobi desert in Mongolia – however it supposed to have died out/became extinct 70 million years ago.

    If there have been no dinosaurs there for 70 million years, and Mongolians only have a 5000 year history – how does the dinosaur become part of the Mongolian people’s cultural heritage ?

  • CactusMcHarris

    CBC has been reporting that Homeland Security (of all departments) seized it yesterday, which really rex my plans for seeing him in North America

  • CactusMcHarris

    #1,

    Because it’s from the present state of Mongolia – I believe you’ve demonstrated considerable (and laudable) overthinking.

  • http://gypsyscholarship.blogspot.com/ jefferyhodges

    “Mongolians might get their dinosaur back . . .”

    Just the back? Where are the other parts?

    Jeffery Hodges

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  • dokdoforever

    I wonder if people got the idea for dragons from dinosaur fossils. In that case there could be a cultural connection

  • CactusMcHarris

    And what if there were fossils on D. / T., #5? Would they be Dragons o’ Han or Nippon? I’ll bet they’re using Korean smart phones, though.

  • http://www.san-shin.org sanshinseon

    Which killed more mammals — Tyrannosaurus Rex or Genghis Khan…?

  • redwhitedude

    Does this mean the Greeks can get their marbles back?

    Also any chance that Korea can get relics taken to Japan during the colonial period?