Graveyard of the Giant Beasts

Bite force of the Cerrejón crocodile

The Cerrejón crocodile the scientists unearthed came out to be about 28 feet, which is bigger than any crocodile that we have alive today. More importantly, it was of a size to match the croc from the dinosaur era, Sarcosuchus. Now that we know how large the croc was, Dr. Greg Erickson can finally estimate the power of its monstrous bite. It is of a magnitude equal to that of a T. rex. Secrets of the Dead: Graveyard of the Giant Beasts premiered November 2, 2016 on PBS.

Learn more about how the descendants of these prehistoric crocs were worshipped by ancient Egyptians, and how their remains may reveal a very different African continent than we picture today.

Secrets of the Dead: Egypt’s Darkest Hour Premieres Wednesday, April 3 at 10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).