And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Friday, September 30, 2022
A fossilized Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton, estimated to be around 66-68 million years-old, is expected to sell for as much as $25 million in an upcoming auction at Christie's Hong Kong in November.
The T-Rex named Shen, meaning god-like in Chinese, will be available to view at the Victoria Theater & Concert Hall in the lead-up to the auction, before being displayed and auctioned at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center.
It clocks in at 43ft long, 15ft high and 7ft wide, and weighs approximately 3,000 lbs.
Fewer than 20 T-rex skeletons exist in the world - most of which are incomplete.
Shen was found in McCone County, Montana in the Hell Creek Formation, and is 54% complete.
"From its surging, bloodthirsty stance, to its remarkable preservation, this is one of the most scientifically studied T. rex skeletons to come to auction," said James Hyslop, Head of Science & Natural History at Christie's Hong Kong auction house. "After the unforgettable, record-breaking sale of STAN at Christie's New York in 2020, it is a thrill and an immense privilege for us to be trusted with the sale of another wonderous T. rex skeleton."