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Classics Archeology: Zéphyr, 145 million years, the new auction at the Drouot Hotel

12:10  08 september  2022
12:10  08 september  2022 Source:   europe1.fr

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C'est un fossile exceptionnel qui s'expose à Paris. Dans la galerie Giquello à Paris, le dinosaure Zéphyr s'apprête à trouver une nouvelle famille. Le squelette de 145 millions d'années, retrouvé aux États-Unis, est estimé à près de 500.000 euros. Les enchères auront lieu en octobre prochain. © Bertrand Guay / AFP is an exceptional fossil that is exposed to Paris. In the Giquello gallery in Paris, the Zéphyr dinosaur is about to find a new family. The 145 million year old skeleton, found in the United States, is estimated at nearly 500,000 euros. The auctions will take place next October.

does not invent. It was near a city in the United States called Dinosaur, that the fossil called Zéphyr revised daylight. The 145 million year old beast belonging to the Iguanodons family is now in Paris, in the Giquello gallery, where he is expecting a new family.

An exceptional skeleton for Maitre Giquello, the auctioneer in charge of his sale which will take place at the Drouot hotel on October 20: "It will be more and more complicated to find big specimens. So today, we have to Concentrate on this material always, while keeping the hope of finding a tyrannosaurus, "he explains.

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if it is not the size of the famous famous T. Rex with its 3 (small) meters long, Zéphyr, standing on its rear legs, seems ready to jump in the gallery. "We look at if the kids are afraid. It is a big test to see if we have chosen the position," laughs Iacopo Briano, expert in paleontology. "Huge puzzle"

armed with patience, it rises and dismantles the bones of Zéphyr. "It's a nightmare, I always get angry and I always break something," jokes the expert. "It is a huge puzzle and the most difficult is to remove dust," he adds.

In a few weeks, the dinosaur will have found a host family. Estimated at 500,000 euros, Zéphyr will undoubtedly rest in a luxurious living room. The dinosaur will thus be able to continue to make old bones to the delight of its future owners.

The auctions will start on October 20 in Paris .

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