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Dinosaurs

People love dinosaurs. Movies like Jurassic Park and The Land Before Time feed our imagination about the time when these giant animals lived. Why are dinosaurs so appealing to us? How much do we really know about them? And is our image of these mysterious creatures too romanticized? This series explores our dinomania, from the rise and fall of dinosaurs, to what remains of them today.

 

Ilja Nieuwland
What dinosaurs mean to us, and what they say about our world
English

From the moment dinosaurs were discovered in the early 19th century, they were used as a symbol of wild, uncontrollable nature; this is an image that is perpetuated until today'