Got £5 million to spare? Then buy a real T-Rex!

Posted: September 14, 2009 in Archaeology, History
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One of the most well-preserved Tyrannosaurus Rex is on sale at auctioneer’s Bonhams & Butterfields. The T-Rex name is Samson and is one of the largest and most well-preserved T-Rex consisting of over 170 bones, over 50 % of the skeleton remains. Samson was found 1987 and excavated in 1992 in South Dakota in the US.

It is 15 feet tall and 40 feet long and could have looked into a second story building. It is also possible that Samson is a new species of Tyrannosaurus according to Peter Larson, a Tyrannosaur palaeontologist.

The auction will happen at the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas the 3rd of October. Hopefully a museum or an institute will buy the T-Rex.

And once and for all I’ll tell you archaeologists don’t dig up dinosaurs, palaeontologist do. Archaeologists work normally with everything related to humans and “pre humans”.

Read the full article here

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