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The first artificial Hatching Ground was set up in Landing for the first engineered dragon eggs. The scientists responsible for creating the eggs transferred the eggs to the Hatching Ground from the laboratories.
Hatching Grounds in Weyrs were usually a very large, enclosed space attached to the ground level of the Weyr bowl with heated sands on which the eggs lay until Hatching. There was usually enough room for other dragons to enter and watch a Hatching from above, and for spectators to come and view hatchings. A queen would usually not leave the Hatching Grounds for long when she had a clutch there, except to hunt for food.