Skeleton of war camel from 17th century found in Austria

April 2, 2015 3:33 PM

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Skeleton of war camel from 17th century found in Austria

Beneath pots, pans and all sorts of rubbish, researchers found what is believed to be Europe's first complete camel skeleton -- and a link to the region's Ottoman past.

"First I saw the mandible, which looked a bit like a strange-shaped cattle; then I saw the cervical vertebrae, which looked like horse," dig leader Alfred Galik told the BBC. "Finally, the long bones and metapodials [foot bones] identified the skeleton as a camel."

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