Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Dinosaurs to get new-fangled house in Heyuan

Authorities here have billed 50 million yuan for the building of a fossil museum this year, which will outline part of a dinosaur theme park.Heyuan, a city located in the mountains of Guangdong, set a Guinness World Record in 2005 for the world's leading gathering of dinosaur egg fossils it had 10,080 at the occasion.The 8,000-sq-m museum will house the gathering of dinosaur egg fossils, which has since grown-up to 13,800, in addition to bones and footprints that have been found in and around the city.

Four boys by chance discovered a group of dinosaur egg fossils in late 1995 when they were playing at a construction site close to their school. Then thousands of eggs that have been discovered, specialist have exposed 11 skeleton fossils and 168 footprint fossils since 2006.The city government of Heyuan plan to set up a museum and theme park to better protect its dinosaur fossils.

Source : china.org.cn

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