Fangtastic Find!

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  • Skeleton of three-headed dog unearthed in archaeology archive
  • Historic hound poses puzzle for archaeologists
  • Mystery mongrel dubbed Cerberus after guardian of Hades

Historic England has announced today (1 April) the discovery of bones of an ancient three-headed dog. The intriguing skeleton was discovered deep in the bowels of the heritage research centre in Portsmouth where finds from archaeological excavations are stored. Fort Cumberland is home to archaeologists and scientists and houses comparative and research collections ranging from giraffe skulls to geranium seeds.

Skeleton laid out on table

Staff at the laboratory have named the fangtastic find, Cerberus after the hound of Hades, guardian of the underworld, although some prefer to call him Fluffy.

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