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Whale Valley

A little way into the Sahara, about 130 kilometers southwest of Cairo, you can find Wadi al-Hitan, aka Whale Valley. Over the past 30 years or so remarkable fossils have been discovered here that provide some of the strongest confirmation yet of the soundness of evolutionary theory — namely, fossils of whales with legs that died 40 million years ago in an ancient shallow sea, just as these mammals were returning to an aquatic lifestyle. The species found in this valley are the archetypical missing link, the kind that creationists and their ilk tend to maintain do not exist, ergo natural selection doesn't happen.

 

Fayoum Basin  The Oasis & Environs Bahariya Oasis

 

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Gazetted in 2005 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, this site continues to attract people by the busloads. Be ready for a reasonable walk through unarlandscapes which was the Teutonic sea bed. Fossilized mangroves, corals and pre-historic sea creatures (not just whales) are just some of the treasures preserved by the desert for your observation and awe!

 



Whale Valley


Whale Valley


Whale Valley