Malta wants the return of the British prince Georgelle the tooth of a prehistoric shark given as a gift. The island state wants to display a 23 million year old tooth in its land of discovery, Malta.
The seven-year-old little prince had a toothache from what became known as a presenter of BBC nature documents, an anthropologist Sir David Attenborough’lta, when a man attended the open – air viewing of his latest nature film in the gardens of Kensington Palace. Kensington Palace spoke of the gift last Saturday.
Attenborough discovered the fossil while on a family vacation in Malta in the late 1960s. It was buried in yellow, soft limestone.
Maltese Minister of Culture Jose Herreran according to the tooth should be on display at a local museum. Herrera promised to make the wheels spin to get the tooth back.
The tooth belonged to a megadolon, or large tooth shark, which could grow up to 16 meters.
Malta was a British colony until 1964.