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Woolly Mammoth Skeleton Sells for 200,000 Euros at Paris Auction

Oct. 3, 2012

The complete skeleton of a Siberian woolly mammoth fetched 200,000 euros (257,290 dollars) at a Sotheby's auction in Paris Tuesday.

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.

Source: Copyright 2012 dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH

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