Mammoth


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Groessen
2004
Reinforced concrete, 3 x 5 x 4.70 meter
Groessen, municipality Duiven. Monument to the Betuweroute and the tunnel underneath the Pannerdensch canal.
Mammoth, mamout, mamot. Possibly derived from Yakut mama [earth]; and then because it was thought that the mammoth gimped the ground with his snout like a pig. Or earlier; it was believed that mammoths lived underground.
Now, the tunnel of the Betuweroute underground and the mammoth resurfaced.
Client: ProRail. Donation to offset the inconvenience of the construction of the Betuweroute.