Sunday, August 19, 2018
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help    |   Cookie Policy    |   Privacy Policy    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Entire family of mammoths goes on sale


Posted on Tuesday, 21 November, 2017 | Comment icon 7 comments

Most mammoths disappeared around 10,000 years ago. Image Credit: Charles Robert Knight
The skeletons, which include a one-year-old baby, were discovered by builders in Siberia 15 years ago.
For the first time ever, museums are being offered the opportunity to exhibit an entire family of woolly mammoth skeletons thanks to an auction taking place in West Sussex, England today.

The prehistoric family consists of an adult male and female, an infant aged 8 or 9 and a young baby.

According to Summers Place natural history specialist Rupert van der Werff, the mammoths arrived at the auction house in 16 crates and had to be assembled 'like a difficult 3D puzzle'.

The sale had been expected to fetch somewhere in the region of $500,000, however despite significant interest from museums the exhibit has yet to find a buyer.


"Sadly, although there had been interest, none of the museums had managed to get the required funding in time and felt they were unable to bid," said Summers Place curator Errol Fuller.

Source: Sky News | Comments (7)

Tags: Mammoth

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by _KB_ on 21 November, 2017, 22:09
... wow... i'd expect for it to cost a little more, i mean rich folk spend more money on cars... this only costs about the same as a Rolls-Royce Phantom... and still no one bought it
Comment icon #2 Posted by third_eye on 21 November, 2017, 22:19
Nobody could find any space to house them ... ~
Comment icon #3 Posted by Myles on 22 November, 2017, 12:33
It would be very cool to have if you were rich and had the space. 
Comment icon #4 Posted by thefourthhaunting on 22 November, 2017, 15:22
Only $500.000? I was expecting somewhere in the $1mil plus range...
Comment icon #5 Posted by Still Waters on 22 November, 2017, 16:00
That would be a very interesting exhibit to see.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Ozfactor on 24 November, 2017, 7:30
Michael would have purchased it 
Comment icon #7 Posted by _KB_ on 24 November, 2017, 8:41
Heck if i was rich i would have purchased it and put it on display somewhere in my house


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

6258475
265439
176609

 
Earth may have several orbiting 'mini-moons'
8-18-2018
Scientists have discovered that the Moon may not be the only natural satellite in orbit around our planet.
You can now buy a holographic 'wife' in Japan
8-18-2018
The Gatebox virtual assistant takes the form of a holographic anime girl who you can interact with.
Universe may be teeming with water-worlds
8-18-2018
Scientists have determined that a significant percentage of planets in our galaxy may be covered in water.
Scientists solve spaghetti-snapping mystery
8-17-2018
The reason why spaghetti won't snap in half without breaking in to multiple pieces has finally been found.
Featured Videos
Gallery icon 
Otter swimming lessons
Posted 8-10-2018 | 3 comments
The parents of these six baby giant otters attempt to teach their offspring how to swim.
 
Giant millipedes
Posted 8-3-2018 | 11 comments
Coyote Peterson goes in search of some creatures with a rather large number of legs.
 
Slow-motion dragonfly
Posted 7-27-2018 | 3 comments
A look at how a dragonfly moves using a camera that takes 2,000 pictures every second.
 
 View: More videos
Stories & Experiences
Disappearing objects
8-12-2018 | Houston TX USA
 
I dreamt that Austin was destroyed
8-12-2018 | USA / Texas
 
Demon on my TV screen
8-12-2018 | U.S.
 
3 knocks, 3 nights...
8-12-2018 | San Fernando Valley, CA
 
Feeling something strange
8-9-2018 | Sydney, Australia
 
 
Dragon sighting in Spring Tx.
8-9-2018 | Spring Texas
 
My bed definitely shook
7-24-2018 | nsw
 
Huge black triangle UFO
6-13-2018 | Mt Maunganui New Zealand
 
Ghastly intuition
6-13-2018 | Bay Area CA
 

         More stories | Send us your story
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.712 Unexplained-Mysteries.com © 2001-2018
Terms   |   Privacy Policy   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ