Week in Photos: November 24-November 30, 2006

Week in Photos: November 24-November 30, 2006
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November 29, 2006

Los Angeles, California

This extraordinarily well preserved fossilized dinosaur nest will be auctioned in Los Angeles on Sunday. It is expected to fetch as much as U.S. $200,000.

The fossil reveals 22 raptor eggs. Some are broken, allowing a glimpse of tiny dinosaur skeletons. The 65-million-year-old nest is encased in sandstone and contains ten complete embryos.

The nest originated in China and has been in a private collection in Asia for much of the past 20 years. A research paper about the fossil is expected to be published in 2007.

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Photograph courtesy of Bonhams & Butterfields
 
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