Dinosaurs and their stories always fascinate us, sometimes to the extent that we may want to own it. Recenly, two dinosaur skeletons marketed as hip design objects — one of a diplodocus, the other of an allosaurus were sold for more than 1.4 million euros ($1.7 million) apiece at auction in Paris. “The same foreign buyer acquired the two dinosaurs,” the Drouot auction house said, hailing “exceptional” prices for dinosaurs, though neither was a record.
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The diplodocus — a herbivorous giant measuring 12 metres long from nose to tail — fetched 1.44 million euros, compared with 1.41 million for the carnivorous allosaurus, a minnow in dinosaur terms at just 3.8 metres (12.5 feet) long.