“There’s a lot of potential to this place, it’s just that we need to wake up from our slumber and get going,” Babi said.
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One of princess Aalia Sultana Babi's most prized possessions is a fossilized dinosaur egg she found an unsuspecting villager using to grind spices on her ancestral lands, an area billed as "India's Jurassic Park".Babi rescued the egg and it now has pride of place among her collection of prehistoric fossils, part of a lifelong legacy of protecting the dinosaur remains on the land her family once ruled over.Researchers found the 29-hectare sprawling family estate of Balinsor was littered with dinosaur fossils during a routine geological survey of the area situated in Gujarat in Western India, in the '80s.One find – estimated to be 67 million years old – was of a new species of dinosaur which scientists named Rajasaurus Narmadensis after the Hindi word for king and the local area around Narmada river. Local experts believe that at least seven species of dinosaur once lived in the area.It is estimated that around 10,000 fossilized dinosaur eggs were found in the area – but a significant number have been given to other museums.
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