“They must have been great chiefs of these people, or some sort of paramount gods,” one said. “To be commemorated in such a monumental way.”

“Do you think we’ll ever know who they were?” said the other. “Perhaps there is some evidence still left, even after ten thousand years of history.”

“No, I think not. Whoever saw fit to carve four of these creatures into the rock never foresaw a time when they wouldn’t be known. I am, truth be told, more interested in the other carving, the one of one extinct being riding another.”

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