Frozen In Time On This Massive Cliff Face Are 5,000 Footprints Of Terrifying Prehistoric Creatures

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Image: Ryan Greenberg
Image: Ryan Greenberg

Then, in 1998 paleontologist Christian Meyer from the Natural History Museum of Basel, Switzerland, brought a team of researchers to the site. For two months they studied the relics, eventually concluding that they represented the largest collection of dinosaur footprints found anywhere in the world.

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Image: Axel Schmidt/Getty Images
Image: Axel Schmidt/Getty Images

Covering an area of 269,100 square feet, the site boasts footprints from almost 300 different species of dinosaur – including one thought to have stood more than 80 feet tall. The biggest footprint, meanwhile, is almost three feet in length.

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