£400k buys you a mam­moth fam­ily

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A FAM­ILY of four mam­moth skele­tons are ex­pected to fetch up to £400,000 at auc­tion.

The ice age gi­ants were dis­cov­ered to­gether in 2002 dur­ing build­ing works near the Siberian city of Tomsk.

A male and a fe­male, a teenage daugh­ter and a one-year old baby mam­moth were un­earthed af­ter con­struc­tion work­ers no­ticed bones close by.

The one-year-old is only the se­cond known al­most com­plete baby mam­moth skele­ton in the world.

The fam­ily of mam­moths go un­der the ham­mer at Sum­mers Place Auc­tions on Novem­ber 21.

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