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Dinosaur sold in Billingshurst to go on display in Denmark

JPCT 181113 Fossil Diplodocus skeleton named Misty to be auction at Summers Place, Billingshurst. Photo by Derek Martin

JPCT 181113 Fossil Diplodocus skeleton named Misty to be auction at Summers Place, Billingshurst. Photo by Derek Martin

A dinosaur skeleton sold by a Billingshurst auction house last month was purchased by the Natural History Museum of Denmark and will go on display in Copenhagen, it has been confirmed.

Summers Place Auctions sold the Diplodocus Longus skeleton, which had been nicknamed Misty, for £483,100.

Museum director Morten Meldgaard said: “To own a giant dinosaur is, of course, the dream of any natural history museum.

“In order to understand the nature and the world we live in, we have to understand the past, and more than anything else, a dinosaur is an object that connects us with the distant past.”

 

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