Just recently the renowned British auction house that is Christie’s announced the head-scratching sale of “Stan,” an ancient Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton.

To be a little clearer, the sale was made as part of its Evening Sale of 20th Century Art. Standing at 13 feet high and 40 feet wide, the T-Rex was expected to set back its buyer between £4.6-6.2 million. Having said that, the specimen consisting of 188 original bones fetched an eye-watering amount of £24,648,213.

Stan, the T-Rex, was named after the amateur palaeontologist, Stan Sacrison, who discovered the skeleton in 1987. It’s considered to be one of the few completely assembled skeletons of its kind. It was originally unearthed by Sacrison and a team of archaeologists at Hell Creek Formation — located between South Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana.

Take a look at the T-Rex above, if you want to find out more then head over to Christie’s website.


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