October 9, 2006

Giant Camel Discovered

On Monday, October 9, 2006, the Associated Press was widely disseminating the news that a 13 feet tall camel — double the size of the modern-day camel — has been discovered in Syria. The bones, above, clearly show, compared to the modern camel, this animal was a big one.

The giant camel apparently “poses a revolution in the world of archaeological discoveries,” according to Bassam Jammous, director general of the Antiquities and Museum Department in Syria. He also said the Syrian desert “is the first origin of the camel.”

Dating back 100,000 years, the fossil bones were discovered by a joint Syrian-Swiss archaeological team at the site of al Hemel in the Palmyra region about 155 miles northeast of Damascus, the state-run Tishrin Daily reported on Saturday, October 7.

The timing of this “new” announcement is strange, as the discovery of the bones was first reported in 2005.

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

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