Raider of dinosaur egg fossils gets 3 years

By Quan Li (
Updated: 2010-04-09 13:02
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Tomb raider He Hongyan was sentenced to three years in prison and four years on probation for stealing dinosaur egg fossils by a court in Xixia county, "Home of the Dinosaur" in Central China's Henan province, Procuratorial Daily reported.

He Hongyan colluded with two others to dig a 10-meter-deep cave on a hillside in Xixia from November 2009 to January 2010. Police found He Hongyan with nine fossil dinosaur eggs, six of which were damaged.

Xixia has been celebrated as "Home of the Dinosaur" because of the large number of dinosaur egg fossils discovered there.