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12 December 2012

23 November 2012

Dinosaur II - Ankylosauridae

Ankylosauria meaning "fused lizard", all have fused bones along their back which form plates of armor. Most of them have a large bony club at the end of their tail. Ankylosaurus is the largest and best known of the family. The Crichtonosaurus was named after Michael Crichton, author of Jurassic Park.

Most Akylosauria have been found in the Western North American continent, Mongolia and China. They lived in the late Cretaceous and were amongst the dinosaurs destroyed by the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event (the big asteroid).

1) Aletopelta (West USA)
2) Minmi (Australia)
3) Shamosaurus (Mongolia)
4) Ahshislepelta (West USA)
5) Ankylosaurus (West USA)
6) Euoplocephalus (West USA and West Canada)
7) Minotaurasaurus (China)
8) Tarchia (Mongolia)
9) Tsagantegia (Mongolia)

Dinosaur I - Stegosauria

Stegosauria meaning "roof lizard", all have special bones called osteoderms along their backs, which develop into plates or spines. The spines on the tail are called thagomizers. There's debate as to whether the plates on their backs were purely for defense or whether they were also a cooling system.

Most Stegosauria have been discovered in China. They're from the Jurassic and early Cretaceous periods.

1) Gigantospinosaurus (China)
2) Huayangosaurus (China)
3) Chialangosaurus (China)
4) Chungkingosaurus (China)
5) Dacentrurus (UK, France, Spain)
6) Hesperosaurus (USA)
7) Miragia (Portugal)
8) Monkosaurus (Tibet, China)
9) Wuerhosaurus (China)
10) Kentrosaurus (Tanzania)
11) Stegosaurus (USA)
12) Tuojiangosaurus (China)

13 September 2012

Town III

Town II

1) Kardamyli, Greece
2) Germany
3) Blatten, Switzerland
4) Gl├╝ckstad, Germany
5) Shiroka laka, Bulgaria

Town I - Hakka Walled Villages

Hakka walled villages were made by the Hakka people in China. The buildings themselves are called "tu lou" (literally "tall earth building") and are mud, brick and stone buildings designed to be an easily defensible living area. The outer walls were 1 meter thick, had no low windows and one gate. Multiple families lived inside these buildings, and it has a plaza inside it. It's essentially an ancient village/apartment building, with different areas assigned to living quarters, armoury, temples, storage... Most rooms designed for living in were built with similar interiors, and occupied by several generations of the same family. Larger rooms would be occupied by especially large families.

Many of them were 10,000 square metres, but the biggest one found was over 40,000 square metres.

Wolf I - Fighting I

10 September 2012

Cave III - Devil's Cave

Armor II - Hauberk

Hauberks are coats of chainmail that cover the entire body, reaching about mid-thigh and having long sleeves. There are versions of this coat that include a "hood" to it, protecting the entire head, with a space for the face.

The first image is of Persians is the 7th century. The rest are European (mostly Dutch and German) of the 14th-15th century.