A Briton and his father were surprised to find two mysterious bones in Essex. However, an archaeologist assumed it was a whale and a mammoth, respectively.
A 23-year-old boy discovered a huge bone by the sea, about 142 centimeters in size. The events occurred on February 14 at Mersea Island, Essex, Unilad reported.
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After loading it onto his shoulder, he brought his discovery home, believing it to be a dinosaur bone. A few hours later, his father also found a bone in the same place, but of smaller size. This story interested a local archaeologist, who went there to try to determine their origin.
The whalers involved?
So, he said, it could be a whale bone that fell from a Victorian whaling ship.
“I guess it’s the rostrum (top) of a right whale – it’s a big animal. As far as age goes, it could go back to the Victorian era of the whaling industry … so it could be the part [d’un animal, ndlr] who fell from the edge of one of the old whalers. But it could be older, “he told the site.
According to him, the smaller bone could belong to a mammoth. The finds were taken to the local Natural History Museum for further study.