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Misty the dinosaur skeleton heads to Denmark

Published on Dec 17, 2013 10:31 PM
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The skeleton of a Diplodocus Longus, one of the most iconic dinosaurs and one of the largest animals to have walked on earth, is displayed at Summers Place Auctions in West Sussex . A rare full skeleton of a huge diplodocus dinosaur sold in Britain for £400,000 ($630,000, 470,000 euros) on November 27, 2013, an auction house said. Nicknamed Misty, the 150-million-year-old fossil was bought to go on public display, said Summers Place Auctions in Billingshurst, southern England. -- PHOTO: AFP

COPENHAGEN (AFP) - A rare full skeleton of a huge diplodocus dinosaur sold in Britain last month was bought by the Natural History Museum of Denmark, the institution said on Tuesday.

"I'm very, very happy - and I know the former owner is too - that it's coming to a museum," said exhibition manager Hanne Strager.

"It will come to a place where people know how to take care of fossils, and where researchers from around the world will have access to it, as well as the public," she added.

Nicknamed Misty, the 150-million-year-old fossil, was sold for £400,000 (S$819,000) at an auction in southern England.

 
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