Disputed dinosaur fossil auctioned in NYC
New York: Despite the Mongolian government`s objections and a judge`s order blocking the sale, a fossil of a fearsome T Rex relative has been auctioned in New York City.
Heritage Auctions says the 7.3-meter-long tarbosaurus skeleton sold for USD 1,052,500 Sunday. But the sale is contingent on the outcome of the auction house`s court fight with Mongolian President Elbegdorj Tsakhia.
A Texas judge Saturday ordered the sale stopped while the case plays out.
Elbegdorj lawyer Robert Painter today said he`ll ask a judge to find the auction house defied the court order. A Heritage spokesman didn`t immediately respond to an email.
Elbegdorj says the fossil may belong to his country. He notes Heritage says the skeleton came from the Gobi desert. Heritage says it was assured the specimen was obtained legally.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- UP CM Yogi Adityanath takes 50 decisions without single Cabinet meet
- Triple Talaq: Why AIMPLB are opposing the petitions filed in Supreme Court?
- Legal, illegal slaughterhouses in UP: What you need to know
- DNA: Should strict action be taken against stone pelters of J&K?
- Triple talaq, polygamy integral part of Islam: AIMPLB tells SC
- Kapil Sharma–Sunil Grover fallout: Kiku Sharda finally breaks silence
- Chinese national insults Indian flag, throws it in dustbin outside Noida Oppo office; massive protest takes place
- Left to die on road, pregnant Lucknow woman writes to PM Narendra Modi to end 'triple talaq', says 'I voted for BJP'
- Gautam Gambhir gives Aussies perfect send-off, says true champions let their game do all the talking!
- Here's why Donald Trump called PM Narendra Modi