Woolly mammoth skeleton fetches mammoth price at auction
The complete skeleton of a Siberian woolly mammoth fetched 200000 euros at a Sotheby’s auction in Paris.
The skeleton, which is 3,5 metres in height and 3,4 metres long, was snapped up by a telephone bidder. Dinosaur bones, eggs and muscles also went under the hammer.
The woolly mammoth, the biggest land mammal to have roamed the earth, lived from about 120 000 to 4 000 years ago, during the last Ice Age. They are closely related to the Indian elephant.
The skeleton was put up for sale by the Kashiwagi museum in Japan.