Sold! World’s largest triceratops sells for R112 million

Sold! World’s largest triceratops sells for R112 million

Would you put money down for the fossilised remains of 'Big John'?

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Source: YouTube/Reuters

Would you add this to your antique collection? The 66-million-year-old skeleton was sold at an auction for a whopping R112 million. 

Where did they unearth the valuable skeleton? It was found in South Dakota in America seven years ago.

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‘Big John’ was 60% complete and specialists in Italy made sure it got put back together before selling it.

According to, “Big John lived during the Upper Cretaceous period, the final era of dinosaurs, and died in a floodplain, buried in mud that kept him well preserved.”

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Image credit: YouTube/Reuters 

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