Big Tusk

2 Apr 2020

At ... archaeologists in Bavaria, excavating a medieval settlement, found a bonus - they stumbled upon on older find. Much older. An ice age mammoth tusk ...


... some 2.5m or 8 feet from tip to root.

At ... Ani was once one of the largest cities in the world - now it lies abandoned. It was situated on a branch of the Silk Road and at the crossroads of othr trade routes that flowed into the heart of Anatolia. It is positioned on a secluded hill top on fertile volcanic tuff. It has deep running gorges to the east and to the west and goes back in time to 3000BC. It was the capital of the Bugratid kingdom of Armenia in the 10th and 11th centuries.

At ... archaeologists have unearthed, at Ningursu, in what was Sumeria, a ceremonial area known as Uruku (the sacred city) where religious burnt offerings were made. It was in use between 2950 and 2350BC.