This Sunday 22 tiny well-preserved 65 million year old fossilized dinosaur eggs will be auctioned in Los Angeles:
The nest of raptors, fierce predatory dinosaurs, is expected to fetch between $180,000 and $200,000.
“It is probably one of the finest dinosaur egg nests in the world. For the tiny skeletons still to be inside the eggs, folded up beautifully like this, means that they had to be almost ready to hatch,” said Thomas Lindgren, consulting director of natural history for the auction firm Bonhams and Butterfields.
Lindgren said the 22-egg nest, encased in sandstone and containing 10 complete embryos, originated in China. It had been in the hands of private collectors in Asia for the past 20 years before being sold to an American.