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Dinosaur museum

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Ulaanbaatar

The Gobi Desert was previously home to dinosaurs of all kinds, sizes, and appetites. In the 1920s, American explorer Roy Chapman Andrews discovered their fossilized bones and eggs. In the Central Museum of Mongolian Dinosaurs, you can see some of the best examples of Mongolian dinosaur fossils today. The museum’s centerpiece is a Tyrannosaurus Rex that stands 4 meters tall, weighs 3 tons, and eats flesh. When this specimen was sold for over $1 million at an auction in the United States in 2012 by Hollywood actor Nicholas Cage, it made international headlines. The Mongolian authorities complained and sought the return of the fossil, claiming it had been unlawfully transported out of the country. A US judge ruled in Mongolia’s favor, bringing the legal battle to a close. Saurolophus, the smaller dinosaur adjacent to T-Baatar, has a striking skull crest. There are also Velociraptors, Protoceratops, and a nest of Oviraptor eggs on display at the museum. The museum is still modest and has a restricted number of exhibits. All of the exhibits, however, are genuine fossils.