A Rare And Completely Fossilized Elephant Bird Egg Is Displayed Ahead Of Auction At Christie's

8:15 AM, Mar 28, 2013   |    comments
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Christie's has an elephant bird egg up for auction (courtesy of Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- How much would you pay for a large, fossilized egg about 100 times larger than the average chicken egg? Christie's auction house hopes to find out in April.

Christie's is auctioning a complete sub-fossilized Elephant Bird egg in London as part of their "Travel, Science and Natural History" sale. Reportedly, the Elephant Bird was the largest bird to ever live. Christi's hopes to sell if for between 20,000 and 30,000 pounds (or approximately $30,324) on April 24.

See photos of the egg in the photos above, courtesy of Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images. *If you're using the iPad App, click on the Video button to see the gallery.

Learn more about the Elephant Bird here: http://dinosaurs.about.com/od/prehistoricbirds/p/aepyornis.htm