Monday, 18 July 2022

First Birthday for Wadi Al-Hitan Whale Valle in Fayoum Egypt

We celebrate together a agreat day of the first birthday for Wadi Al-Hitan Whale Valle in Fayoum  Egypt .



Wadi Al-Hitan Whale Valle in Fayoum tickets


First Birthday for Wadi Al-Hitan Whale Valle in Fayoum  Egypt


in early 2017, during a usual trip in the Wadi Al Hitan World Heritage Site in the Western Desert of Egypt, Mohammed Sameh, the manager of geology and fossils in the Nature Conservation Administration at the Ministry of Environment discovered a site of many pieces of fossils of an ancient whale.





Wadi Al-Hitan, Whale Valley, in the Western Desert of Egypt, contains invaluable fossil remains of the earliest, and now extinct, suborder of whales.


Mohammed Sameh, the manager of geology and fossils in the Nature Conservation Administration at the Ministry of Environment


 These fossils represent one of the major stories of evolution: the emergence of the whale as an ocean-going mammal from a previous life as a land-based animal. This is the most important site in the world for the demonstration of this stage of evolution. It portrays vividly the form and life of these whales during their transition. The number, concentration and quality of such fossils here is unique, as is their accessibility and setting in an attractive and protected landscape. The fossils of Al-Hitan show the youngest archaeocetes, in the last stages of losing their hind limbs. Other fossil material in the site makes it possible to reconstruct the surrounding environmental and ecological conditions of the time.




Wadi Al-Hitan, Whale Valley, in the Western Desert of Egypt, contains invaluable fossil remains of the earliest, and now extinct, suborder of whales, Archaeoceti. These fossils represent one of the major stories of evolution: the emergence of the whale as an ocean-going mammal from a previous life as a land-based animal. This is the most important site in the world for the demonstration of this stage of evolution. It portrays vividly the form and life of these whales during their transition. The number, concentration and quality of such fossils here is unique, as is their accessibility and setting in an attractive and protected landscape. The fossils of Al-Hitan show the youngest archaeocetes, in the last stages of losing their hind limbs. Other fossil material in the site makes it possible to reconstruct the surrounding environmental and ecological conditions of the time.


WADI HITAN FOSSIL & CLIMATE CHANGE MUSEUM

WADI HITAN FOSSIL & CLIMATE CHANGE MUSEUM

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