Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland
Advertisement

IN PICTURES: 12,000-year-old giant woolly mammoth skeleton to go on sale in France

Share this article

IN PICTURES: 12,000-year-old giant woolly mammoth skeleton to go on sale in France
16:44 CET+01:00
The 12,000 year-old perfectly preserved skeleton of a giant woolly mammoth is to go on auction in the French city of Lyon in December.
The skeleton is the largest of its kind still in the hands of a private owner.
 
At auction on December 16th it is expected to go for between €450,000 and €490,000 because of its "exceptional quality," explained natural history expert Eric Mickeler.
 
Woolly mammoths were the "largest land mammals of all time," he added.
 
"There are a hundred mammoths of this species around the world but this male is unique in size and the quality of its tusks, each weighing 80 kilos and 90 percent intact," he added.
 
Here it is in pictures:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All photos: AFP
Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

Advertisement

From our sponsors

The Swedish university where students tackle real-world problems

Ranked among the world's best young universities in the QS Top 50 Under 50, Linköping University (LiU) uses innovative learning techniques that prepare its students to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Jobs
Click here to start your job search
Advertisement
Advertisement

Popular articles

Advertisement
Advertisement