Archaeologists Unearth ‘Ancient Unicorn Fossil’ in Remote Scottish Highlands

Kane Khanh | Archeaology
July 5, 2023

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Archaeologists report discovering what may be genuine Uicor remains in a remote region of the Scottish Highlands.

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Although the spiraled horn may have been lost or removed from some fossils, the fossils appear to be relatively intact. The precise location of the discovery has not yet been disclosed, as additional excavations are planned for the area.

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Since antiquity, the unicorn has been described as a legendary creature with a single, large, spiraling horn protruding from its cranium.

The unicorn was depicted on inscriptions from the Indus Valley Civilization and mentioned in ancient Greek natural history accounts. Additionally, the Bible describes an animal called the re’em, which some translations render as unicorn.

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Long ᴀssociated with Scottish history, unicorns are one of the country’s national creatures. In reference to this, the regal coat of arms of the United Kingdom depicts a unicorn.

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There has been speculation as to why this animal is so prevalent in Scottish history (Why is the Unicorn Scotland’s national animal? ), but there are no definitive records or proof.

Recent discoveries (Siberian Unicorn remains) have led to speculation that unicorns have been extinct for a much shorter period of time than was previously believed.