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Mammoth find in Germany

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Berlin - Workers digging on the underground network in the western city of Duesseldorf have uncovered a 34-kilogram woolly mammoth tusk over 10,000 years old, city officials said on Tuesday.

Excavation work was stopped immediately while the 1.20-metre-long tusk was gently removed and taken away for scientific study, Duesseldorf authorities said in a statement.

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A mammoth tusk at a construction side on the underground network in Duesseldorf. Workers digging on the underground network have uncovered a 34kg woolly mammoth tusk that is over 10,000 years old, city officials told.

The tusk was the only part of the animal found during the dig some 12 metres below the surface.

Woolly mammoths died out in the region around present-day Germany some 10,000 years ago. - AFP

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