Archaeologists in Argentina have announced the discovery of several dinosaur eggs – believed to be nearly 70 million years old and with the remainders of its embryos. The eggs were found several years ago at a site called Auca Mahuevo in the southern region of Patagonia by a shepherd, but the find was only made public this week by local Cultural Heritage Director, Claudia Della Negra, Argentina’s Telam news outlet reported.  Auca Mahuevo is a site where dinosaur eggs appear in nests along with the remains of the animals that ate them,”

Della Negra explained. This is not the first time the site yielded such a pleasant surprise, as in 1997, similar eggs were located there. The official added that Argentinian authorities are planning to create a paleontological park in the area which would be visited by tourists. “The priority, however, is to preserve this site for future generations.” “The site was a swamp that at the time was covered with water and… sediment covered and drowned the embryos inside the eggs. The other sediment came from the Auca Mahuida volcano eruption ten million years later,” she added. READ MORE