Chinese Villagers Eat Dinosaur Bones

July 4th, 2007 in Other Sciences / Archaeology & Fossils
Chinese Villagers Eat Dinosaur Bones (AP)
Visitors look at the leg bone of a dinosaur believed by Chinese scientists to be the heaviest in Asia on display in Zhengzhou, in China's central Henan Province, Tuesday, July 3, 2007. Parts of the 18-meter dinosaur were dug up and eaten by locals as traditional medicine, scientists said Tuesday. The dinosaur bones, and a mockup of a full size dinosaur were displayed for the first time Tuesday. (AP Photo/EyePress)


Visitors look at the leg bone of a dinosaur believed by Chinese scientists to be the heaviest in Asia on display in Zhengzhou, in China's central Henan Province, Tuesday, July 3, 2007. Parts of the 18-meter dinosaur were dug up and eaten by locals as traditional medicine, scientists said Tuesday. The dinosaur bones, and a mockup of a full size dinosaur were displayed for the first time Tuesday. (AP Photo/EyePress)

(AP) -- Villagers in central China dug up a ton of dinosaur bones and boiled them in soup or ground them into powder for traditional medicine, believing they were from flying dragons and had healing powers.



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