Register | Login


In the desert valley of Wadi al-Hitan, some 150 km southwest of Cairo, Egypt has unveiled what it said is the Middle East's first museum dedicated to fossils that showcases an early form of whales, now extinct and known as the "walking whale." The sand-colored, dome-shaped Fossils and Climate Change Museum was constructed on a grant of 2 billion euros from Italy, according to Italian Ambassador Maurizio Massari. The centerpiece of the museum is a 37-million-year-old and 20-meter-long skeleton of a legged form of whale that testifies to how modern-day whales evolved from land mammals. The Valley of the Whales' museum is also home to prehistoric tools used by early humans and various whale fossils exhibited in glass boxes corroborating the evolutionary transition of the early whales from land to water creatures.

wadi-al-hitan-museum-1

Photo credit: Thomas Hartwell/AP Photo

Read more »
© Amusing Planet, 2016.


Loading...



The Ravens of The Tower of London

Deepika Padukone Cannes film festival 2017 red carpet

Huma Qureshi at Launch of Song Kari Kari

Deepika Padukone Loveless Premiere at Cannes Festival

Mallika Sherawats look at Cannes In Georges Hobeika

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at 70th Cannes Film Festival 2017

Meet Chunky Pandays niece Alanna

Aishwarya Rai Okja Premiere at Cannes Film Festival