Set of teeth thought to be 9.7 million years old baffles experts

We may have to rethink the entire history of mankind after German scientists discovered 9.7-million-year-old teeth.

The Museum of Natural History in Mainz recently announced the discovery and scientists say they resemble teeth belonging to the 3-million-year-old Lucy skeleton.

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They were discovered in the sand near the Rhine, and despite the Lucy resemblance, scientists say the teeth don't resemble any other species in Europe or Asia.

The Mayor of Mainz told local news: "I don't want to over-dramatize it, but I would hypothesise that we shall have to start rewriting the history of mankind after today."

Further research is currently being conducted but they will be on display at the museum until the end of October.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, better known as the Met, is the biggest museum in the US and one of the best known and most visited in the world. It houses a wide range of collections, from Egyptian art to musical instruments and armour. 
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The Musée d'Orsay has a vast collection of French art and was first established in 1986. The museum is housed in the former railway station, Gare d'Orsay, and exhibits masterpieces from Money, Degas and Van Gogh among others. Visit for more information. 
After the Met, the Art Institute of Chicago is the United States' largest museum. It is home to a permanent collection of impressionist and post-impressionist works along with a number of other temporary exhibitions including Old Masters and architecture. 

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This memorial and museum commemorates the lives of those who died in the 11 September terrorist attacks in the USA in 2001. The National 9/11 Museum tells the story of 9/11 using a combination of technology, archives and artifacts. 

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Right in the centre of the Spanish capital, The Museo del Prado is considered Spain's main art museum. It's widely considered to have the best collection of Spanish art in the world and houses works including Goya, Velázquez and Titian among others.

The Victoria & Albert Museum (the V&A) hosts the biggest collection of decorative arts and design in the world, with a permanent collection of more than four million objects.

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