• Short Summary

    Visnews filmed the recently unearthed remains of a prehistoric elephant in the Manzanares Valley, near Madrid, central Spain.

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    Visnews filmed the recently unearthed remains of a prehistoric elephant in the Manzanares Valley, near Madrid, central Spain. Described as "the most important find of its kind for fifty years", the nine feet long tusks and jaw bones have aroused great interest in the Madrid Archaeological Institute.

    Two Government Ministers, Senor Arrese and Senor San Orrio, and the Institute Director, Senor Martinez Santaolalla, looked on as archaeologists brushed away earth and treated the remains with preservatives.

    The animal is believed to have been drowned between 60,000 and 120,000 years ago when the Manzanares Valley was flooded.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4ZJCJMJV8D7VD5PD1XY3OJIA1
    Media URN:
    VLVA4ZJCJMJV8D7VD5PD1XY3OJIA1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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