Archaeologists search for circus elephant

Published on March 11th, 2011 | by Admin

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Archaeologists in Wales are looking for the remains of a circus elephant which died in the town of Tregaron in 1848.

The Tregaron Elephant has long had its place in local folklore – a beast that died while on tour rumoured to be buried behind the town’s Talbot Hotel.

A small-scale excavation in April will search for clues in the hope of revealing its final resting place.

The elephant was said to have fallen ill after drinking contaminated water in the town in 1848.

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