Bloomberg: Tyrannosaurus Bones Must Return to Mongolia, U.S. says

The U.S. is seeking to return a Tyrannosaurus bataar to Mongolia after officials there said the dinosaur bones were smuggled into the U.S. The skeleton, which spans 24 feet in length and is eight feet tall, had been shipped to the U.S. from the U.K. via Florida and then to Texas before arriving in New York in 2010. It was auctioned by Texas-based Heritage Auctions Inc. in New York in May for more than $1 million. The auction proceeded even though the president of Mongolia obtained a restraining order in a Texas court before it took place. Under Mongolian law, dinosaur fossils are considered property of the Mongolian government and “one-of-a-kind rare items” that are prohibited from being moved abroad. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in Manhattan said the bones, discovered sometime between 1995 and 2005, were looted from Mongolia’s Gobi Desert. To read the full article, click hereTyrannosaurus Bones Must Return to Mongolia, U.S. says

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