Fossil discoveries in Egypt date back to age of dinosaurs

fossil discoveries in egypt date back to age of dinosaurs

CAIRO: Egypt has announced new fossil discoveries dating back 70 million years, to the age of dinosaurs.The President of New Valley University Abdel Aziz Tantawi said in a statement that a research team at the university’s Vertebrate Paleontology Center uncovered the first fossil discovery in the ancient Tethys Sea in the Dakhla Oasis in the New Valley governorate, southwest of Cairo.The research team discovered the remains of an extinct giant fish, a sawfish beak, and a sawfish rostrum, in addition to large parts of a sea turtle and other parts of a large marine reptile, dating back more than 70 million years. The team also discovered some shark teeth.Egypt’s Western Desert is one of the world’s most valuable natural treasures, unveiling the secrets of ancient life.Tantawi said that the university will continue searching for excavations of old human settlements in the New Valley desert, which will be displayed in a natural history museum in the governorate.Gebely Abuelkheir, professor of geology at the university, said that the discovery location was studied extensively with several scientific and exploratory trips in the Dakhla Oasis.The team carried out excavations and assessed the ancient environments in which the ancient animals lived…

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