Ancient Skeleton Of Mammoth On Sale At Auction In Lyon

Published: 2017/11/16

Once it strode the paleolithic Siberian wastes, so vast and imposing that its very name has become synonymous with overwhelming size tens of thousands of years later. Now, it could be yours for about the price of a small apartment in Brooklyn.

Ancient mammoth on sale at auction in Lyon

That’s right: at a French auction on December 16th, the world’s largest privately-owned woolly mammoth skeleton is going on sale.

Buyers at the Aguttes auction in the Lyon-Brotteaux railway station in the eastern French city of Lyon will be able to view and bid for the fossilized beast, which stands at 3.4 metres (11 feet) high and 5.3 metres (over 17 feet) metres long.

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