The Swiss auction house Koller announces the auction Out of This World theme, including the complete skeleton of a tyrannosaurus rexand a Mars meteorite weighing more than 2 kilograms, one of the largest ever found. The auction takes place on April 18 in Zurich.
This type of auction scientific treasuresthat end with private handsIt always leads to a bitter discussion. have just been found 32 skeletons of Tyrannosaurus Rex in the world, according to Phys.com. They are a treasure of humanity, of the history of this planet, but some of them are in private hands and are not even exposed.
Another argument against is that this is a private sale prevent scientists from doing further researchwho no longer have free access to the scientific legacies in private hands.
Trinity, the first T-Rex to be auctioned in Europe
In case of tyrannosaurus rex, the matter is concerning because it is the third to be auctioned in just a few years, the first in Europe. Although it must be said that they are skeletons that they were already in private handsthat is, they change hands.
The first T-Rex to be auctioned was to sue, which sold for $8.4 million a few years ago. But the “boom” exploded with Stanone of the Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons better preserved, for which $31.8 million was paid in 2020.
TrinityThat Koller auction in Switzerland on April 18 could break the record. It’s a spectacular T-Rex skeleton complete with 11.6 meters long Through 3.9 meters high, perfectly preserved. You can see it in the opening photo and here:
What few people know is that the vast majority are complete skeletons They do not belong to one copy.
Trinity Are actually, three different T-Rex found in Montana and Wyoming, between 2008 and 2013. It has approx 67 million years old. It was owned by a private collector.
It is being auctioned for approx 8 million dollarsbut it is expected to surpass Stan’s record as its conservation and restoration are exceptional.
The highest bidder is also offered in the same session Red colossusa Mars meteorite by 2,145 grams by weight:
It measures 16.6 x 11.5 x 9.3 centimeters and is one of the meteorites of Mars largest ever found.
As with archaeological treasures, a lot scientific treasures they go out too auction often. It’s the case of Trinityone of the best preserved complete skeletons by tyrannosaurus rex that exist, and Red colossusan enormous Mars meteorite of 2 kilograms in weight.