World’s Biggest Triceratops Sells for $7.7 Million in Paris

The enormous skeleton, estimated to be over 66 million years old, was found in 2014 in South Dakota.

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Auction officer Violette Stcherbatcheff gestures next to the world's biggest triceratops skeleton, known as "Big John," during its auction Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 in Paris. The enormous skeleton, estimated to be over 66 million years old, was found in 2014 in South Dakota and was sold for 6.6 million euros ($7.7 million) Thursday Oct.21, 2021 at a Paris auction house. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
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PARIS (AP) — The world’s biggest triceratops skeleton, known as “Big John,” was sold for 6.6 million euros ($7.7 million) Thursday to a private collector at a Paris auction house. The enormous skeleton, estimated to be over 66 million years old, was found in 2014 in South Dakota. The triceratops is known for its three horns on the head. Big John, named after the owner of the land where it was found, is certified by…

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