Peek inside a 'unicorn cave'

A Peek Inside the Unicorn Cave

Once upon a time, deep in the forest, there was a magical cave where unicorns live -- or so the legends go. In real life, there is a cave called the unicorn cave in Europe, but that's about as much as we can vouch for.

The so-called unicorn cave is located in the Harz Mountains in central Germany. According to the unicorn cave's official website, it was named for the people digging there for unicorn artifacts hundreds of years ago.

Inside a 'unicorn cave'
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Peek inside a 'unicorn cave'

The bones they thought belonged to unicorns were gathered, grounded into a powder, then sold as medicine all over Europe.

Thanks to modern scientific excavations, the bones collected from inside the unicorn cave were eventually identified. Sorry, unicorn lovers -- the bones were just the fossilized remnants of thousands of cav -bears and other animals that died out in the last ice-age.

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