A monster in Libya
Field Notes No.1 - A Monster in Libya
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From the field journal of Dr. Tommy Adventure,
This dig site is one I will not soon forget. Through careful study of old manuscripts, canvassing locals, and poring over ancient maps, we zeroed in our search to a remote part of the Sahara Desert in Libya. We set up camp and began our digs early last month, quickly unearthing our objective.
After months of research and preparation, we finally dug up the bones of the dragon slain by Saint George himself. The excitement and wonder that overcame us as we uncovered the skeletal remains was indescribable.
The bones we discovered in the desert were titanic, measuring up to 20 feet in length. The beast's skull alone was the size of a small car, with teeth as long as a human arm. We carefully documented each bone and took detailed notes, searching for any signs of damage that align with the fabled battle with Saint George. To our excitement, abrasions along the rib bones closely matched the cause of death detailed in 'Golden Legend' (circa 1438, Jacobus de Voragine).
According to tradition, the dragon was a ferocious beast that demanded the sacrifice of young maidens from the surrounding villages. Saint George, a Roman soldier and Christian martyr, heard of the dragon's terror and set out to defeat it. He rode on horseback with a shield bearing the emblem of the cross, symbolizing his faith. The battle was fierce, with the dragon breathing fire and lashing its tail. But Saint George was victorious, slaying the beast and freeing the land from its tyranny. The story of Saint George and the wicked serpent has been told in many cultures and is a symbol of good triumphing over evil.
As we continue to study these bones, we hope to learn more about the dragon's anatomy and behavior. It's incredible to think that this creature once roamed the earth, and its story has been passed down through generations. I feel privileged to be a part of uncovering its history and contributing to the world's understanding of these legendary creatures.
Sending packages your way with some of our findings,