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IN OMG! ON 17 Jun, 2015
Heyuan, also known as the 'House Of Dinosaurs'. In Heyuan, a total of 17,000 fragments of fossilised eggs is found since 1996. Well, it is also listed in the Guinness Book of World Records in the year 2004.
These dinosaurs eggs were found everywhere in the red sandstone. These exposed when the workers were upgrading roads, and sewage system upgrade.
The Chinese Academy of Sciences is examining the eggs to find out the species. They mostly belong to the Late Cretaceous Age. They are from some 65 to 100 million years ago.
China feels proud to have the largest fossilised dinosaur eggs collection in the world.
After 17,000 fossilized eggs found in Heyuan, people have started calling Heyuan, as 'House of Dinosaurs'. This place is now mentioned in Guinness Book of World Records for having the largest number of dinosaurs eggs.
Recently, more eggs were found in China. Each dinosaur's egg range from 10 to 12 centimeters in diameter. The red sandstone beds preserved all the eggs.
They were discovered when workers fitted a new sewage pipe in Heyuan, south-east China.
Eggs were digged out carefully from the site. One worker even tried to flee with two eggs but fled empty-handed as passers saw him.
The artifacts were taken away for examination by the officers.
Total eggs found were 43. Nineteen out of 43 were unbroken. The officers and examiners are doing more research on the eggs.
Officers handled each egg with care and sent them to the museum for further examination. Museum has the largest number of dinosaurs in the world.
Now, the geological protected zone is set up in the area for further scientific research, and the work has temporarily halted.
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