"First flower"(1) 世界最古の花を探せ(1)

Fri/15/February /cloudy

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I watched on TV program titled “First flower”(original title)
It was really an interesting program、 in thinking of the origin and evolution of flowers.

“First flower”(原題)と題されたテレビ番組を見た。
花の起源や進化を考える上で、実に、興味深い番組だった。


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This is a fosail of the flower named Archaefructus
This was dug up in northeastern China.
Archaefructus seems to be meaning "the ancient fruit "
It was said that this flower might be the oldest .and .
it was thought to be approximately 142 million years old,or late Jurassic in age.
Speaking of Jurassic.,it was the period that dinosaurs were living everywhere.



これはアーキフラクタスという名の花の化石である。
中国北東部で発掘された。
アーキフラクタスとは「古代の果実」という意味らしい。
この花が、最古の花と言われた。およそ1億4千2百万前、ジュラシック後期と考えられた。
ジュラシックといえば、恐竜が栄えた時代だ。


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The article of "New York times "
「ニューヨークタイムズ」の記事


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By the way
It was revised in age after that .and now it is thought to be approximately 125 million years old, or early Cretaceous in age.

ところが、その後、修正され、今では、およそ1億2千5百万年前
白亜紀早期と考えられている。











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hiro
2008年02月16日 11:56
I read your blog "Fiest flower" with interest. There are many mysterious in Jurassic age and Cretaceous age, aren't there?
If I become a wind of 1000, can I go such ages?
I 'd like to go there. By the way, of course I don't have the fossil of a flower, but I have the fossil of a resin. It ia a amber.
But it is not expensive.
Kura
2008年02月16日 14:24
Hi !hiro-san
Would you go into the world of the Jurassic period? (Laugh)
I had watched the movie titled "Jurassic Park” before.
There were a lot of horrible screens, such as a thick jungle. fierce Dinosaurs, especially Tyrannosaurus(ティラノサウルス),
I don’t want to go, if it is just as I watch on the movie (Laugh)
However
I am happy to image historical characters and scenes

kura
2008年02月16日 14:26
Regrettably ,
I didn’t know the fossil of a resin
It will be so beautiful thing with amber in color, I guess.
Thanks.

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