When the great mammoths became extinct,

the pyramids of Giza were almost 1000 years old!

Even after the woolly mammoths had vanished from most of the world, a cold and desolate island in the Arctic Ocean and now part of Russian territory, the Wrangel Island, still served as a home for these giant beasts until around 4,000 years ago. Scientists estimate that the island drifted off from the mainland about 12,000 years ago, carrying a small population of the mammoths with it. Hence, while the humans were populating the world, building sophisticated civilizations and using advanced technology to build impressive structures like the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, the last of the woolly mammoths were fighting the lonely battle for survival on the far away island of Wrangel.

fact credit: worldatlas.com
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