Largest fossilized whale in the world discovered in Fayoum

“The largest fossilized basilosaurus whale in the world was discovered in the Wadi Hitan National Reserve in Fayoum,” said Environment Minister Khaled Fahmy. “Remains of sea creatures inside the whale’s stomach were also discovered and identified. This will change the course of scientific research in the world.”
The minister said the Wadi Hitan Museum will be opened in September to exhibit the whale fossils discovered in the region, declared a World Heritage area by the UNESCO.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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