Tuesday, 28th June 2022
<To guardian.ng
Search

Rare ‘Sabre-toothed tiger’ skeleton up for auction in Geneva

By AFP
10 December 2020   |   3:47 pm
A nearly 40-million-year-old skeleton belonging to what is popularly known as a sabre-toothed tiger is going under the hammer in Geneva a year after its discovery on a US ranch. The skeleton, some 120 centimetres (nearly four feet) long, is expected to fetch between 60,000 and 80,000 Swiss francs ($66,560 to $88,750; 55,300 to 73,750 euros) at auction in the Swiss city.

Related

28 Feb 2017
Mexico's arid desert region throws up a new discovery, a complete skeleton of an ancient marine reptile thought to be 93 million years old.
13 Aug 2017
Thousands of people attended a world famous firework's display lighting up the skies over Lake Geneva on Saturday.
17 Dec 2017
A 15,000-year-old skeleton of a woolly mammoth was auctioned for 548,000 euros ($643,900) on Saturday (December 16) in the French city of Lyon.
27 Jun 2019
Facebook Inc. picked Geneva as the home of the Libra Association, which will govern the payment network and manage a financial reserve for the planned Libra cryptocurrency.
30 Jun 2020
French artist Saype created a giant work of land art called "World in progress" in the garden of the UN headquarters in Geneva, a gift from Switzerland for the 75th anniversary of the international organization.
14 Nov 2020
The new owner of "The Spirit of the Rose" could profit from soaring prices, as the mine responsible for the world's largest supply of pink diamonds stopped production due to depletion.
15 Nov 2020
An extremely rare, purple-pink diamond mined in Russia, which Sotheby's described as "a true wonder of nature," sold for $26.6 million Swiss francs on Wednesday (November 11), the auction house said.
10 Dec 2020
A nearly 40-million-year-old skeleton belonging to what is popularly known as a sabre-toothed tiger is going under the hammer in Geneva a year after its discovery on a US ranch. The skeleton, some 120 centimetres (nearly four feet) long, is expected to fetch between 60,000 and 80,000 Swiss francs ($66,560 to $88,750; 55,300 to 73,750 euros) at auction in the Swiss city.
19 May 2021
Roger Federer explains his disappointment after Pablo Andujar staged a third set comeback to spoil his return to tour at the Geneva Open.
16 Jun 2021
The US president, fresh from G7, NATO and EU summits, will meet his Russian counterpart in Switzerland for face-to-face talks. Despite tensions, the US and Russia say they want more "stable" bilateral relations.
17 Jun 2021
Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin sought to cool tensions in the combustible US-Russian relationship at their first summit in Geneva, but the issue of human rights remained a source of discrepancy. the first summit between US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin
29 Jul 2021
As the UN document turns 70 years old, experts say there is a lack of political will to implement the rights of refugees under the agreement. Countries in Africa are already moving beyond it.