A ten-year-old from China, otherwise a lover of science, discovered fossilized remains of a dinosaur nest with 11 eggs in the game.
The boy Zhang Yangtze said that he first noticed something strange in the sand and that soon, after a closer look, he realized that it could be a dinosaur egg. His recognition was helped by the fact that he regularly visited museums where the remains of dinosaur bodies and their eggs are exhibited.
Experts confirmed his findings and dug up ten more eggs nearby. They stated that they believe that the eggs, which are on average ten centimeters long, are about 66 million years old, RTS reports.
The boy found a nest with eggs in the company of his mother, who took him to play on an embankment on the Dong River, in the city of Hejuan, located in Guangdong Province.
“When I noticed something strange, at first I thought it was a rock with mottled circles or a shell. Then I called my mother, “Zhang told local media.
The mother immediately informed the police and the representatives of the local government, and soon experts arrived who confirmed that they were indeed dinosaur eggs and took them to the museum for further examination, the Daily Mail reported.
Zhang’s mother stated that the boy loves science, that he is especially interested in dinosaurs and that he has read many books about them.
By the way, the city of Hejuan, which has three million inhabitants, is also known as the “Chinese home of dinosaurs”, since the discoveries of their remains and eggs are numerous and frequent in their territory.
More than 17,000 dinosaur eggs have been found since 1996, and the Hejuan Museum owns 10,008 of them, making it the largest collection of its kind in the world.