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The Valley of the Whales ( Wadi Hitan )

The Valley of the Whales

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Wadi Al-Hitan, Whale Valley, , contains invaluable fossil remains of the earliest, and now extinct, suborder of whales, Archaeoceti. These fossils represent one of the major stories of evolution: the emergence of the whale as an ocean-going mammal from a previous life as a land-based animal.

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