Regensburg is a town in Bavaria well known for its well preserved medieval city centre.
Regensburg is a town in Bavaria well known for its well preserved medieval city centre. Image: andreas160578 Pixabay CC 0

German archaeologists unearth massive ice-age mammoth tusk

The archaeologists were on a mission to find remains of a 15th Century town near Regensburg in Bavaria when they stumbled on this much older and rarer archaeological remain.

“With its 2.45-meter length, including tip tooth, this tusk is an extraordinarily complete find. An absolute stroke of luck,” said Gertrud Rössner, the head of the state’s geological and paleontological mammal collection. Another interesting aspect is that, Christoph Steinmann, an archaeologist theorised that the bones had been preserved in water because of which the outer layer remained intact despite the structure inside has crumbled.

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