After works of art, auction house Sotheby’s will sell rare objects of historical importance, including the skeleton of a giant woolly mammoth, a species from the Paleolithic period that went extinct around 12,000 BC.

Caption: A rare And complete woolly mammoth skeleton, Mammuthus Primigenius, Siberia, Russia, Late Pleistocene. (Source: Sotheby’s Hong Kong)

The monumental skeleton can go for upwards of Rs 2.2 crore in the fifth instalment of the sale titled ‘Curiosity V’ on April 2, which will allow collectors to acquire objects spanning millions of years, and across civilisations and continents.

Objects from Ice Age Siberia, Bronze Age China, Ancient Egypt and Medieval Europe are also expected to go under the hammer in an upcoming auction.