Monday, February 28, 2011
70 million-year-old shark jaw up for auction
Haven't you always wanted one of these?
At 11 a.m. today, Carcharocles megalodon will arrive at the Museum of Nature & Science for assembly. The 70 million-year-old fossil is a shark jaw, "complete with massive, very sharp teeth!" according to the communications manager.
"The majority of the specimens here were personally collected by the late Vito Bertucci in the rivers of South Carolina; esteemed for his dedication and success in seeking out the finest Meg teeth," says a writeup on Heritage Auction Galleries' description of the shark jaw. "It took him over sixteen years to recover enough specimens of the appropriate size and shape to complete this collection, the largest jaw set in the world..." Sadly, Bertucci died in October 2004 diving for fossils in South Carolina.
Now here's the question: If you buy this, where in the world would you put it?
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