NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Photograph courtesy of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences announced Tuesday a first-of-its-kind exhibit coming to Raleigh that can’t be found anywhere else in the world.

The museum is now in possession of an extremely rare discovery — the remains of a young Tyrannosaurus rex and a Triceratops that were found buried together in Hells Creek, Montana.

The two dinosaurs may have dueled to their deaths.

“This is essentially a murder mystery in the making for the scientific team to uncover,” said Lindsay Zanno, the museum’s head paleontologist.

The remains were uncovered about 10 years ago, but they’re estimated to be around 67 million years old. Zanno and the museum became involved around five years ago when their team first saw the specimens in a warehouse in Long Island, where they had gone to auction but not been sold.

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