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The Ningbo Museum launched the Dragon Year Special Exhibition of "Dragon Sweeping Zhejiang-Zhejiang Unearthed Dinosaur Fossils" 2012-09-29


On the afternoon of September 28th, 2012, the Ningbo Museum and the Natural Science Museum of Zhejiang Province jointly held the opening ceremony of the Dragon Age Zhejiang-Zhejiang-born dinosaur fossils in the first floor lobby of the Ningbo Museum. Meng Jianyao, deputy director of the Ningbo Municipal Bureau of Culture, Radio, Film and Television, and Yan Hongming, director of the Zhejiang Natural History Museum, delivered speeches and cut the ribbon for the opening ceremony. This year coincides with the Chinese Year of the Dragon. In order to comprehensively summarize the excavation, research and protection of Zhejiang dinosaur fossils, popularize dinosaur knowledge, and protect dinosaur fossils, the Ningbo Museum has carefully planned to launch the Dragon Age Special Exhibition of “Dragons Zhejiang-Zhejiang Unearthed Dinosaur Fossils”. The exhibition is also the largest dinosaur fossil exhibition in the province, and the first special exhibition of Zhejiang dinosaurs. According to Ji Yunfei, secretary of the Ningbo Museum and deputy director, in 2009, the Ningbo Museum held the first dinosaur exhibition, which set off a wave of visits in the society. The dinosaur exhibition was held again after three years, not only to meet the requirements of the general public, but also to deepen the series of Ningbo Museum's fine exhibition strategy, especially the "both domestic and international famous museum exhibitions". The exhibition features nearly 100 specimens of dinosaurs and dinosaur egg fossils, including the rare specimens of the world-famous Darwin Pterosaur male and female individuals exhibited for the first time, as well as several 10 field excavations and dinosaur life scene restoration oil paintings. Geographical overview, "Zhejiang Geological Survey", "Zhejiang Dinosaur Fossil", "Zhejiang Dinosaur Trace Fossil", "Zhejiang Pterosaur", "Dinosaur Overview" and other popular science knowledge, provide audiences with a close-range perceptual cognitive earth science, understanding An excellent opportunity for dinosaurs and dinosaur fossil knowledge. The exhibition is open to the public free of charge, from September 28, 2012 to November 28, 2012. Related links: Minjiang dinosaur fossils: The Qianjiang area is located in the southwestern part of Zhejiang Province. It is the main area of ​​the Jinyu Basin, mostly the Cretaceous continental sedimentary strata, containing dinosaurs and dinosaur egg fossils. In August 1970, the Zhejiang Metallurgical Geological Survey Team discovered two dinosaur egg fossils on a red sandstone slope in Gaotang Shicun, Zhangtan Town, Qujiang District. The Chenzhou City Museum went to the site to inspect and excavate, and dug a nest of 6 dinosaur egg fossils. In April 2004, Zhejiang Natural History Museum and Zhangzhou Museum excavated dinosaur bone fossils in Gaotang Stone in Zhangtan Town, Qujiang District. Dinosaur egg fossils: The dinosaur egg fossils in Zhejiang Province were first discovered in 1958 by Jiang Yangen on the rooftop. So far, they have been in Tiantai, Zhangzhou, Zhangzhou, Jinhua, Lishui, Lanxi, Longyou, Yongkang, Dongyang, Ducheng, Xinchang, Jinyun and Pujiang. The dinosaur egg fossils were found in 13 counties and cities, and there were nearly 400 fossil spots. The dinosaur egg fossils found in Zhejiang are not only abundant in quantity but also rich in variety. Dinosaur eggs range in size from a few centimeters to more than 40 centimeters in various shapes. So far, Zhejiang has 7 families, 11 genera and 24 species. Dongyang Dragon Restoration Skeleton: Dongyang Dragon is a large dragon-shaped dinosaur with a total length of 15 to 16 meters after restoration. Dongyang Dragon belongs to the new skeleton of the dragon, and its findings indicate that the early Cretaceous in China had a higher degree of differentiation. (Ningbo Museum)