Today scientists from around the world are drawn to widespread egg-bearing deposits found in central China in 1991. A few eggs contain fossilized dinosaur embryos. Fossil dealers, rock shops, exhibitions, and auction houses have seen a thriving trade in dinosaur eggs and nests. China considers these eggs “national treasures” and has cracked down on exports. Eggs now are exported primarily for research into dinosaur life and behavior.

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* “Dinosaur Eggs” is a National Geographic EXPLORER film.  © 1996 National Geographic Society. All rights reserved.