The mystical history of the narwhal tusk gains a new chapter in London

A bystander used the rather valuable tooth to fend off the attacker

BY MIRIAM BERGER miriam.berger@washpost.com
THE WORLD


For centuries Europeans sought out the “unicorn horn” — the long and straight tusk of the Arctic-dwelling narwhal whale — for its perceived magical and curative capabilities. On Friday, the tusk did indeed wield a historic force, just not in the way...

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