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A three million year old mammoth tooth found in Essex

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A three million year old mammoth tooth found in Essex

A three million year Mammoth tooth has been dubbed 'find of the century.'

The "rare" tooth was discovered by a couple, Wendy and John Booth, who were searching a beach in Walton-On-The-Naze in Essex, and the pair have admitted they were "ecstatic" when they came across the pre-historic find.

Wendy told The Mirror newspaper: "I was ecstatic when I realised what it was. We have never found anything like this before. You could call it a find of the century.

"We are keeping it as a souvenir and are proudly displaying it in our cabinet at home."

Steven Walker - who is the publicity officer at Naze visitor centre - has suggested that the couple's discovery is a "rare find."

He said: "They have been turning up in Clacton. The theory is they were dredged up in the sand that was used to recharge the beaches in Holland-on-Sea."