A scientific research team has unveiled a site with well-preserved fossilised dinosaur eggs that date back almost 70 million years in south-eastern China.
The discovery was made by the Wuning County Cultural Relics Management Department in the Guanshan Village, in Wuning County, in the south-eastern Chinese province of Jiangxi, on Wednesday, 5th October.
The Xinghai Construction Engineering Co., Ltd. which was in charge of the construction of the “Main Tributaries of Jiangxi Province Xiuhe Wuning County Luoping Yangzhou Section Project”, was the first to make the find, according to local media.
An excavator driver found a number of dinosaur egg fossils and fragments and immediately reported the findi to the local government.
The Wuning County Cultural Relics Management Department then dispatched experts to the scene and quickly took protective measures, according to local media.
According to preliminary studies, the dinosaur egg fossils date back to the Late Cretaceous, about 65 to 70 million years ago.
The fossils are reportedly attached to stones, and there are three dinosaur egg fossils that have been exposed so far.
One of the dinosaur eggs is reportedly slightly peeled off, and the other two are well preserved. The unearthed dinosaur eggs are reportedly known as honeycomb eggs.
The cultural relics management department of Wuning County has reportedly collected and preserved the fossils.
The next step will be to further study them, with experts at the Provincial Institute of Archaeology expected to carry out further research.
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