80-million-year-old dinosaur egg fossils found in China

By Fuat Kabakci

BEIJING (AA) – Fifteen dinosaur egg fossils, dating back to 80 million years, have been unearthed in China's eastern Zhejiang province, according to the country’s state-run newspaper.

The fossils were found during excavation in the village of Guanyintang in Yiwu, Global Times reported on Tuesday.

Some of the fossils formed clusters while others occurred individually.

The fossils belonged to the Cretaceous period of the Mesozoic era, dating back to 80 million years, said Du Tianming, director and a researcher at the Earth Science department of the Zhejiang Museum of National History.

The fossils were sent to the Yiwu Museum to be examined.

“This will help popularize science education in the future, as well as boost local geographical research," the newspaper quoted Tianming as saying.

In the past few years many dinosaur fossil footprints were found in the area.

In early September, Chinese scientists discovered dinosaur fossil fragments in a county in northern Hebei province.

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