Mammoth Valley

19 June 2021.

Written by Matija Čaić

In the settlement of Mohovo, in the town of Ilok, the remains of animals from the ice age continue to surface.


Almost deserted village of Mohovo in 2012 came to the attention of archaeologists and paleontologists. While digging a pit in an orchard in the valley, Goran Popović came across something unusual. From a depth of about 150 cm, he excavated several bones that do not belong to humans or domestic animals. Research soon confirmed that these were mammoth bones. For the next few years, Goran found a few more remnants on his property. Experts analyzed them and determined that they were the bones of a woolly rhino, a hyena and a wild horse.

All finds are over 20,000 years old and date back to the ice age.

Ice Age Park

Apparently, many more remains could be found at this place if the research continued. The plan is even to make an ice age amusement park that would attract tourists and revive Mohovo. So far, the only things done are three straw sculptures of a rhino, a mammoth and a hyena at the site.



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