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” Valley of the Whales ” El Fayoum Egypt

 “Whales Valley” is a fossil site in the alfayyum governorate of Egypt, some 150 km southwest of Cairo  It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site  in July 2005 for its hundreds of fossils of some of the earliest forms of Whale.

The valley of whale, also known as Zeuglodon valley, lies within the boundariesof Wadi El-Rayan protected area (WRPA), about eighty kilometers from Fayoum City. WRPA was created in 1989, and lies in the vicinity of a series of naturalhot springsand two lakes created in the 1970s from excess agricultural water channeled from the nearby lakekarun(qarun

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wadi_Al-Hitan

http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/valleyofwhales.htm

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