Dubai dinosaur skeleton seeks a new buyer

Dubai dinosaur skeleton seeks a new buyer

Dubai - The online auction will peg the starting price at Dh14.6 million.



By Wam

Published: Sun 18 Aug 2019, 12:05 AM

Last updated: Sun 18 Aug 2019, 10:04 AM

Dubai Mall's 155-million-year-old dinosaur skeleton will be up for grabs for lovers of rare collectibles. Emirates Auction on Friday said it will organise the Middle East's first auction to sell the giant dinosaur skeleton.
The online auction will peg the starting price at Dh14.6 million. Bids will conclude on August 25.
The 24.4-metre long and 7-metre-high fossil, which dates back to the Jurassic period, is the first of its kind in the world to be installed at the Dubai Mall. Interestingly, 90 per cent of the displayed bones belong to the same auctioned animal.
The remains of the adult dinosaur were discovered in a sleeping position in 2008 at the Dana Quarry in the US state of Wyoming.


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