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‘Big John,’ biggest triceratops skeleton ever, sells for €6.6m

A triceratops skeleton exposed ahead of its auction sale at Drouot auction house, August 31, 2021. (Photo by Christophe ARCHAMBAULT / AFP)
A triceratops skeleton exposed ahead of its auction sale at Drouot auction house, August 31, 2021. (Photo by Christophe ARCHAMBAULT / AFP)

“Big John,” 66 million years old and the largest triceratops skeleton ever unearthed at eight meters long, is sold at auction to a US collector for 6.6 million euros ($7.68 million).

The final price reached at the Drouot auction house — 5.5 million euros before fees — is well above the expected 1.5 million euros.

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