9-year-old kid was playing with his mom along a riverside in Guangdong province earlier this week when he spied something strange in the embankment.
Being a dinosaur aficionado who had recently visited the local dinosaur museum, Zhang Yangzhe knew that the strange object was a dinosaur egg.
Soon, workers from the dinosaur museum arrived and managed to unearth a total of 11 dinosaur egg fossils from the site, dating back to the late Cretaceous Period some 66 million years ago.
While this might seem like quite the fortuitous find, the eggs were located in the city of Heyuan, which has become known as China’s “Hometown of the Dinosaur,” with thousands of dinosaur egg fossils unearthed in the area.
The museum itself is the proud holder of the Guinness World Record for the largest collection of dinosaur eggs at more than 10,000 individual samples.