The present London looks cool with magnificent modern landscapes and architecture. It’s impossible to imagine prehistoric animals roaring, gazing, and wandering through the City.
All those who have seen the “Dinosaur” films, you might understand what it looks to have dinosaur amidst human population. It seems pretty imaginative.
Let’s imagine London City without any roads and buildings. If we go back further to a different landscape, then you may feel the period London’s prehistoric animals stomped, slithered, and roamed.
Sea is Wonderful!
The London city was under water some thousands and thousands of years ago.
It may sound like a far fetched idea, but remains from those time actually exist. They exist deep down in the rocks.
Experts say the Portland stone used in the construction of the Customs House still carries a water pattern made by the running waters of the massive sea.
Interestingly, you can still find seaweed in the place where Waterloo Station now stands. Researchers found skeletons of sharks in the soil on which the great London City now stands.
When the continents started to shape and the water receded, the place we now call London could have been home to some of the most gigantic prehistoric beasts.
It might have been very simple for these animals to travel across from Europe. How? The UK was linked to the continent by a massive land bridge until some 10,000 years ago.
Why No Dinosaurs? Extinct Animals Of Ancient London
The beauty is that, as per reports, no important dinosaur finds have taken place in London. It’s baffling because more than 50 species of these massive animals would have roamed these islands.
Yeah, maybe, the nature of this place would have prevented the experts from finding anything significant.
We can honestly rest assured that the giant Megalosaurus and the Ornithopod would have rested in the place we now call London.
Some 2,00,000 years ago, massive mammoths would have drunk water mainly from the Thames itself.
Mammoths in London?
In 1834, a government servant started one of the longest excavation in the history of Britain. He went on to find skeletal remains of around 200 elephants.
Sometime later fossils of 100 mammoths were discovered in the area.
It becomes clear that the London City will always continue to motivate and enthrall us, and the fascinating prehistoric animals once hunted and grazed where we people now play and rest.