• Short Summary

    A ROME ART STUDENT HAS DISCOVERED THE FOSSILIZED REMAINS OF A PREHISTORIC MONSTER WHICH EXPERTS BELIEVE LIVED SOME 250,000 YEARS AGO.

  • Description


    PEOPLE ON HILLSIDE AROUND DIGGING SITE: STUDENTS WORKING ON EXCAVATION: STUDENTS BRUSHING DUST AWAY FROM REMAINS: ONLOOKERS.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A ROME ART STUDENT HAS DISCOVERED THE FOSSILIZED REMAINS OF A PREHISTORIC MONSTER WHICH EXPERTS BELIEVE LIVED SOME 250,000 YEARS AGO. THE FIND WAS MADE ON WEDNESDAY (21 JANUARY) NEAR WHAT IS NOW A MAIN ROAD JUST OUTSIDE ROME.

    TWO ENORMOUS TUSKS HAVE ALREADY BEEN EXCAVATED AND WORK IS GOING ON TO UNCOVER ANY REMAINING PART OF THE SKELETON.

    PALEONTOLOGISTS BELIEVE THE ANIMAL PROBABLY LIVED IN THE PERIOD BETWEEN TWO ICE AGES AND FROZE TO DEATH WHILE MOVING NORTH.

    THE AREA AROUND ROME IS ONE OF THE RICHEST IN THE WORLD FOR ARCHEOLOGISTS. EARLIER THIS MONTH WORKERS DIGGING NEW SEWERS IN TRASTEVERE, THE CITY DISTRICT ACROSS THE TIBER FROM CAPITOLINE HILL, FOUND A WELL PRESERVED STATUE SEVENTEEN CENTURIES OLD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAG6SW481OVTYM20MLBBA9RO9T
    Media URN:
    VLVAG6SW481OVTYM20MLBBA9RO9T
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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