Giant camel found in Syrian desert

Giant Camel

Giant Camel

The bones of a 100,000 year old species of dromedary camel have been found by a Syrian-Swiss archaeological team north of Damascus in Syria.

The animal is being called a Giant Camel because it huge size. It’s some four metres (12 feet) tall, double the size of the modern day camel.

First traces of the animal was found in 2003, but it is only now that the remains have been identified as a new species of camel.

Interestingly, the camel appears to have been killed by a group of humans while drinking from a spring.

Remains of humans also found in the have been examined, but it is not yet known if they are Neanderthal or a very old homo sapiens (modern man).

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Remains of giant camel discovered in Syria

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