(AFP) – Jul 25, 2008
MINSK (AFP) — Workers building a business centre in Minsk came across the bones of two mammoths thought to be between 25,000 and 45,000 years old, an official from Belarus' Academy of Sciences told AFP on Friday.
The construction workers did not realise the bones could be prehistoric until they discovered tusks and immediately called in experts, said Alexander Medvedev, who heads the Academy's archaeology department.
Scientists determined the discovery to be the bones of two young mammoths, Medvedev said.
"For us, it is a very important and very rare discovery," he said.
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