Environment min. opens fossil museum
Thursday، 14 January 2016 - 12:00 AM
Due to the importance of the site, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) had declared it a “World Heritage” property, a strictly protected area.
The globally important fossils of Whale Valley, in the Western Desert, provide dramatic evidence of one of the iconic stories of evolution: The emergence of whales as ocean-going mammals, from their previous life as land-based animals.
The area is occupied by numerous excavation sites of whales, sharks, petrified mangrove bushes and corals, a wide variety of fossil plants and various other remains of the prehistoric sea.