T-Rex dinosaur fossil skeleton sold for 6 million USD in Hong Kong

Christie's hủy đấu giá hóa thạch bộ xương khủng long T-rex ở Hong Kong ảnh 1 The fossil is named Shen. (Source: TimeOut)

Auction house Christie’s canceled the auction of the Tyrannosaurus rex (T-rex) fossil skeleton, a few days before the auction took place in Hong Kong (China).

In an announcement on November 21, Christie’s said it had removed the fossil named “Shen” from the auction list during the Fall auction week scheduled to begin on November 25. arrived in Hong Kong. A museum has borrowed this artifact to display to the public.

Unearthed in the US state of Montana, the “Shen” fossil weighs 1.4 tons, is 4.6 meters high and 12 meters long. “Shen” is believed to be a fossil of an adult male Tyrannosaurus rex that lived about 67 million years ago.

[First auction of the complete skeleton of the Gorgosaurus dinosaur]

The Field Museum in Chicago, one of the world’s largest natural history museums, said it is rare for archaeologists to find complete dinosaur skeleton fossils. According to estimates by the Field Museum, a T-rex dinosaur has 380 bones. Christie’s original documents indicate that about 80 bones of the “Shen” fossil are original.

Previously, on November 20, the New York Times reported that Christie’s canceled the auction after doubts arose about the authenticity of some parts of the “Shen.” fossil.

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Accordingly, the head of the Black Hills Geological Research Institute, Mr. Peter Larson, said that some parts of “Shen” resembled “Stan”, another T-rex dinosaur skeleton fossil that has been sold. for 31.8 million USD at a Christie’s auction in 2020./.

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