Dinosaurs have enthralled people’s imagination for decades. Therefore it’s no surprise that museums will do their best to seize an opportunity when a dinosaur skeleton is up for auction. Heritage Auction of Dallas auctioned a pair of dinosaurs for a record sum of $2.75 million on Sunday. Nicknamed the “fighting pair” the two dinosaurs, an allosaurus and a stegosaurus were found in a quarry in Wyoming in 2007.
The pair’s fossils were found in a battle mode with the allosaurus’s jaw wrapped around the stegosaurus’s leg. This was one reason why the dinosaurs were put up for auction as a pair as opposed to individually. The auction house refused to reveal the sale’s details but reported that it was sold to a museum outside of the United States.