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Million-year-old mammoth skeleton uncovered in Serbia

The skeleton of a mammoth that is believed to be about one million years old has been unearthed in eastern Serbia.

The skeleton was found 27 meters (89 feet) below ground, he said. The mammoth was more than 4 meters (13 feet) high, 5 meters (16 feet) long and weighed more than 10 tons.

“It is very well-preserved with only slight damage to the skull and the tusks,” Korac told the AP. “There have been practically no major tectonic disruptions here for at least a million years.”

Korac said the mammoth was a so-called southern mammoth, or mammuthus meridionalis, originating from northern Africa. Experts will continue research to find out more about the environment it lived in.

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