They find bones of triceratops; Would be 66 million years old
Thornton, Colo. – Construction workers have found fossil remains of a Colorado dinosaur that experts say could be millions of years old, it was reported Wednesday.
The bones and skull of a triceratops appeared on Friday at the site of a public security building.
Dinosaur specialist at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Joe Sertich, said this is one of three triceratops skulls found in the Colorado Frontier Range and was probably there for 66 million years.
The crews have so far unearthed a horn and a scapula.
The triceratops had two large horns above the eyes and a smaller one above the nose.
Sertich said that most of the fossils in the Denver area are from the Ice Age of 10,000 to 12,000 years ago, and are usually mammoth or camel bones.
New remains of the palaces inhabited by Helen of Constantinople, the mother of Emperor Constantine I the Great, have come to light during archaeological excavations in the area of the Roman basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem.
“These are two residences that were part of a large neighborhood for dignitaries, built at the beginning of the fourth century of our era when the court of Helena came to the area,” the superintendent of Cultural Assets of Rome told Notimex.
He confirmed that this was an expected discovery, because it was known that the palaces of Helena were larger than hitherto known, but because the area was under military control, in particular a squadron of paratroopers, had not been Excavated before.
They discover rest of palaces of Helena of Constantinople. PHOTO: LaVozTabasco
The first “domus” discovered is known as the “residence of the portraits” due to the images of the owners decorating the ground of mosiacos.
The second was baptized as the “fountain” by the presence of a semicircular structure lined with white marble plaques in what was the courtyard.
They discover rest of palaces of Helena of Constantinople. PHOTO: CodeOro
Both, Prosperetti explained, were demolished during the construction of the Aurelian Walls, built in that area at the beginning of the fifth century by Onorio, the first Roman emperor of the West, to protect the city from barbaric incursions.