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Isn't the beauty of an ammonite fossil amazing?.

The name Ammonite comes from the Greek ram-horn God called Ammon.

Ammonites are the most widely known fossil; they are cephalopods and first appeared in the seas 415 million years ago.

Ammonite Trivia:

-> During medieval times ammonites were believed to be petrified snakes. They were fitted with carved heads and sold to pilgrims.
-> The original discus used by the ancient Greeks in their Olympics was a fossilized ammonite!
-> In India ammonite fossils are identified with the god Vishnu and are used in various ceremonies.
-> The Navajo and Indians of the North American Plains carried ammonites in their medicine bags for health and good hunting.
-> They called the ammonites buffalo stones because of their resemblance to the North American bison.
This is so cool!! Fantastic close up!!
January 25th, 2011  
January 25th, 2011  
Beautiful! Ammonites are fabulous things.
January 25th, 2011  
Gorgeous color and pattern Denise!
January 26th, 2011  
Really nice!
January 26th, 2011  
Beautiful pattern.
January 26th, 2011  
The graphic design totally draws me in.
January 27th, 2011  
Cool. They've always fascinated me.
January 27th, 2011  
Absolutely incredible - and beautifully captured.
January 27th, 2011  
I have one of these --- it's small - 1" - 1 1/2" --- how big is this one? fabulous closeup shot!
January 27th, 2011  
@ZG This ammonite is about 6" in diameter. I purchased it at the Desert Botanical Museum in Tuscon, Arizona. It's a great specimen.
January 27th, 2011  
this is a very interesting shot!
February 1st, 2011  
Gorgeous close-up, makes a nice abstract.
February 13th, 2011  
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