10,000-Year-Old Woolly Mammoth Skeleton Sold For $645,000 In France

A 10,000-year-old woolly mammoth skeleton found in Siberia about 10 years ago was sold for $640,000 (€548,000) at an auction Dec. 16 to French waterproofing company Soprema. France-based auctioneer Claude Aguttes revealed on Twitter the auction happened in the Aguttes auction house in the French city of Lyon and the skeleton was sold to Pierre-Etienne Bindschelder, CEO of Soprema. The company’s logo is a mammoth and the skeleton will be displayed in the lobby of Soprema’s main office.

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