Road Workers In China Have Accidentally Unearthed Dozens Of Dinosaur Eggs

Construction workers in southern China’s Guangdong Province stumbled upon an paleontologists dream this week when they unearthed 43 fossilized dinosaur eggs, including 19 that were fully intact. The largest was more than 7 inches in diameter.

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The workers were digging in the city of Heyuan on on April 19th when they made the discovery.  Amazingly, this type of find isn’t actually that rare in Heyuan; the city earned the nickname “Home of the Dinosaur” after the discovery of 17,000 fragments of fossilized dinosaur eggs since 1996.  However, this month’s discovery is the first in the city center, according to the South China Morning Post.

Dinosaur egg fossils found during road works in southern China

Dinosaur egg fossils found during road works in southern China

 

Interested onlookers gathered around the site as Chinese workers carried fossilized dinosaur eggs to safety.

Dinosaur egg fossils found during road works in southern China

 

The eggs will now be analyzed to determine their species.

Sources: SCMP, Huffington Post