5) Mammoths Co-Existed With Pyramids
Mammoths are one of the coolest animals that ever lived as far as I’m concerned. Massive woolly beasts roaming the tundra, probably making a massive bellowing noise whenever they saw a saber-toothed tiger coming along or whatever there was back then.
I always think of the mammoth as a truly prehistoric beast, but in reality these behemoths aren’t prehistory, they are just history. The last of the mammoths died out on Wrangel Island – now part of Russia – around 2000 BC. The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest of the pyramids and was built for Pharaoh Khufu around 2560 BC.
So whilst pharaohs were building huge tombs, huge hairy elephant-like beasts were still marauding around the frozen north. What an amazing thought.
So there we go people. We’ve all learned something we didn’t need to know and I, for one, feel slightly better for it.