Fishermen in Wales have uncovered a 3,000-year-old horn while fossicking on sand flats at low tide.
Members of the Black Rock Lave Net Heritage Fishery were walking on the flats of the Severn estuary after wild storms had stirred up the sea bottom when they made the find.
Approximately as long as a human arm, the horn is said to be from an Auroch, a large species of wild cattle that has been extinct in the UK for at least 3,000 years.
The fishermen said they’ve walked the same grounds “dozens” of times and have never found anything of the same historical significance.
“Today we’ve found the find of the century,” one of the fishermen can be heard saying in an online video that is now going viral.
“You’d never ever live to see another one.”
Aurochs â€“ sometimes also known as Urus or Ure â€“ inhabited Asia, Europe and North Africa up until 1627 when the last known members of the species died out in Poland.
It’s believed that Aurochs are descendants of domestic cattle, and were one of the largest herbivores to live in Europe at the time.
Bulls were known to grow as large as 1,500 kilograms and stand 180cm or six feet tall at the shoulders.