A rare, near-complete mammoth skeleton has been unearthed near Paris

"You know what’s rare? Woolly mammoth skeletons. You know what’s even rarer? Beautifully preserved, near-complete, French woolly mammoth skeletons. Archaeologists just dug up the latter.

Dubbed “Helmut” by the archaeologists who discovered it, the specimen was encountered accidentally during an unrelated excavation at the Changis-sur-Marne riverbank, about 30 miles northeast of Paris. According to the Associated Press, it’s only the third mammoth to be discovered in France in the last 150 years.”

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    SO JEALOUS. I want to find something awesome like this!
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    Who didn’t want to be an archaeologist as a kid? I mean, come on! this stuff is awesome! Also, soils play a ginormous...
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