Mammoth tusk found at Seattle construction site

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SEATTLE, WA. – The tusk of a Colombian Mammoth was discovered 30 feet underneath a Seattle construction site.

Turns out the giant animals roamed through here at a time when this entire area was covered in ice.

Scientists say the tusk could be 60,000-years-old.

Removing it was a delicate operation. It was encased in plaster to keep it intact, then gently lifted and placed on a waiting truck, while crowds gathered to watch.

The ancient artifact is now at Burke Museum and will soon be on display for all to see.

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