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USC Aiken: Dinosaur Egg Now on Display in Ruth Patrick

We are delighted that USC Aiken is home to an oviraptor egg!  You may come view this authentic dinosaur egg on the first floor of the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center (RPSEC), near the DuPont Planetarium.

You can find some more information about the egg on USC Aiken’s Facebook page.

A generous donor gave the University of South Carolina Aiken this unique gift that will bring "dinosaurs to life" for visitors to the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center.

Dr. Carol Jantzen, who established the Fredericks Mineral Gallery at RPSEC three years ago, gave the university the oviraptor egg earlier this year.

Authenticated by the paleontologist at the Hicksville Gregory Museum in New York, the egg is 7 1/8 inches long and 3 3/8 inches wide.  The shell is 1-2 mm thick.  Roy Chapman Andrews discovered the egg in Mongolia in 1924.

This article was originally published by USC Aiken on May 3, 2017.

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