Imagine if the oceans were replaced by forests and if you went into the forest the trees would get taller the deeper you went and there'd be thousands of undiscovered species and you could effectively walk across the ocean but the deeper you went, the darker it would be and the animals would get progressively scarier and more dangerous and instead of whales there'd be giant deer and just wow radglawr you have a beautiful imagination iquanamouth cuttofpiush this gave me chills liteofcynch HOLY SHIT first of all I love this*** secondly, I've said it before, but this is exactly what the Old World was. Off shore there was Ocean, and inland there was Forrest Here's an Old World tree still surviving in a modern forrest of "large" trees That's just what trees used to be like. And wandering among those trees, one might have encountered, yes, deer larger than a modern moose, but also, depending on what year, pigs bigger than grizzly bears, beavers the size of modern wolves, ground sloths the size of modern elephants, and bears nearly that big. Not to mention the insects and snakes and shit. could keep going, like, you might have crossed paths with a whole herd of these or family of these. Elasmotherium - A big rhinoceros that existed as early as 9,000 years ago also known as Siberian Unicorn. Weird Like, 29,000 years ago, the last of the Neanderthal had just died out. Humans and this thing definitely lived at the same time. And they didn't live in the Forest, but there is one ice age creature that's still alive, if you want to see what life was like back in the day. We used to think the Musk Ox was a type of bovine, or cow, which is how it got it's name. BUT. See this? that, my friends, is an ice age GOAT. That's right, that's a 900 pound GOAT. Here, take another look anyway, yeah, the wild used to be a lot more Wild. Old Forest was definitely the inland equivalent of Ocean, and everything back in the day was turnt the fuck UP This post was made by someone's genetic memory of those scary fuckers - iFunny
A Graphic Guide to Cemetery Symbolism
To convey the lives of the people buried beneath them, and the expectations for what comes after death, symbolism has long been part of tombstones. Below is...