Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton looking for home after $6m auction fails (Las Vegas)





The fossilised skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex nicknamed "Samson" is still looking for a home after bidders failed to bite at an auction in Las Vegas.

Auctioneers had hoped bids would top $6 million (£3.8 million) but the highest offer was only $3.7 million (£2.3 million).

Samson was the star attraction in a huge dinosaur auction at the Venetian hotel and casino.

About 50 other lots, including a duck-billed dinosaur, a pair of Einiosaurus skeletons and a 5-metre long fossilised fish, fetched $1.76 million (£1.1 million).


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