‘Europe’s biggest tusks’ dug up near Grevena
Geologists at an excavation site near the northwestern Greek town of Grevena have unearthed fossils belonging to a 3-million-year-old group of animals, including a 4.39-meter-long tusk which could be the largest in the world, according to a national daily. Ta Nea reported yesterday that geologists from Thessaloniki’s Aristotle University discovered the fossils of rhinoceros, gazelles and carnivorous animals along with the huge tusk which belonged to a mastodon. «All of the information we have examined from the international bibliography indicates that the tusks are certainly the biggest ever found in Europe,» said assistant professor Evangelia Tsoukala. The university has informed the Guinness Book of Records about its find and is waiting to see if the tusks are truly the largest in the world.