Tons of dino bones arrive in Philly

May 1, 2009 7:24:33 AM PDT
Sixteen tons of bones belonging to what researchers say is one of the largest dinosaurs ever discovered have arrived in Philadelphia. The bones were excavated in Argentina over the past five years by a team led by Drexel University professor Kenneth Lacovara.

The fossils are being unpacked on Friday from a massive cargo container at one of the city's marine terminals.

The bones are on loan from the government of Argentina. They will be studied in laboratories at Drexel's College of Arts and Sciences, the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History at Pittsburgh.

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