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For sale: Rare dinosaur fossil
November 30, 2006

“LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) — An exceptionally well-preserved 65 million year-old fossilized dinosaur nest with some broken eggs exposing tiny skeletons is up for auction in Los Angeles on Sunday.

The nest of raptors, fierce predatory dinosaurs, is expected to fetch between $180,000-$200,000.”

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UPDATE:The auction went ahead despite some protests and the question of whether the fossil had been smuggled out of China. The selling price of $420,000 U.S. was more than double the pre-sale estimate.