For those who are still skeptical regarding the existence of dinosaurs, here is yet another piece of evidence. Diggings in the south of China, in Heyuan, unearthed 43 dinosaur eggs at a construction site in Guangdong Province. This happened on Sunday, the 19th of April 2015, during the afternoon. Nineteen of these eggs have remained intact.
This discovery was made by chance. As construction workers were repairing a road in Heyuan, right in the city center, they came across the fossilized 43 dinosaur eggs and had to stop their road upgrade process to dig out the eggs and afterwards to allow researchers to examine them. It took two hours to uncover all the pieces. According to experts, nineteen of them were absolutely intact. They are large in size, with the largest one up to 13 centimeters (approximately 5 inches) in diameter, according to Du Yanli, curator of Heyuan’s dinosaur museum. This is the first time fossils are found in the center of the city.
All the eggs were taken to the city museum in order to protect them from exposure to weather conditions. Further research will be carried out to establish what type of dinosaur they belong to. Many details are still unknown and there are no reports regarding whether these eggs come from the same type of dinosaur or different species.
This is not the first time dinosaur eggs have been dug out in Heyuan. 17,000 dinosaur eggs have been unearthed since 1996, when a group of children found the first fossils of this sort at a construction site. In 2004, the city museum broke the world record for the largest collection of fossilized eggs. At the time, the collection comprised about 10,000 fossils. Since then, the number grew bigger and bigger, encouraging the city to call itself the “Home of Dinosaurs”. The eggs exhibited at the museum are considered to be between 65 and 89 million years old.
There is more than just eggs to this part of the world that seems to be filled with traces of prehistoric animals. Other remains have been found throughout the last ten years. Among these, the local museum proudly displays 11 fossilized skeletons, 200 footprint fossils, according to a report from 2008. These have been discovered since 2006.
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