Grave trade

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Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

Dinosours, like Vincent Van Gogh, found few takers in their lifetime. Now removed from the face of the earth...again, like Van Gogh...they are raking in millions.

For the last 2 years, locals in northeastern Thailand are stripping unguarded excavation sites and selling fossilised dinosaur bone as the best cureall since rhino horns. They earn up to $1,000 in a single night -- much more than the locals' average annual income. Much has already been lost, and this loot can mean that complete ruin of the dinosaur graveyards.

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