Wadi Al-Hitan Open Air Museum (Whales Valley) is a paleontological site, 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 archaeoceti (primitive whalea; now extinct sub-order of whales). The site reveals evidence for the explanation of one of the greatest mysteries of the evolution of whales: the emergence of the whale as an ocean-going mammal from a previous life as a land-based animal. No other place in the world yields the number, concentration and quality of such fossils.
I entered the open air museum. As it is considerably wide, it took time for watching all fossils.
I will show some photographs of various fossils. But I am not an paleontologist, so I can not give any explanation.
This is the sawfish that sometime make a hole on a bottom of ship by his own saw and eat person.
The Egyptian guide explained this is a fossil of a baby of whale, but I cannot still understand it well.
We left Wadi Al-Hitan. The whale Valley was the most pleasant and interesting place in the trip to Egypt.