AFP: the skeleton of a mammoth from Siberia sold in France for more than €548 thousand
PARIS. /TASS/. The skeleton of a giant wooly mammoth was sold on Saturday at Lyon for €548,25 thousand this was reported Agence France Presse with reference to data carried out the auction house Aguttes.
Woolly mammoths — the largest of all species of mammoths. The skeleton, which was found about 10 years ago in the Siberian permafrost, has a height of 3.4 m with a length of 5.3 m. It is in excellent condition and it has 80% of the bones. Quite often, these skeletons are sold in much extended and restored, and often sellers cheat buyers, replacing the missing bones, the bones of modern elephants.
The mammoth was purchased by the owner of a certain company from Strasbourg, branded mark of which there is animal. The head of the company said that it would put an expensive purchase in the lobby of the office of the company.
According to the Agency, there are at least hundreds of skeletons of this species of mammoth. The previous similar auction in the Siberian woolly mammoth took place in Paris in 2012. Then at Sotheby’s auction the price reached $240,75 thousand the First such auction was held in France in 2006.