Whales with legs? In the desert?
That’s what you’ll find in the Valley of the Whales (Wadi El-Hitan) in Fayoum, Egypt. More accurately, you’ll find the over 35 million year-old fossilized remains of whales with short legs, appendages marking their evolution from land mammals to sea mammals.
It’s hard to imagine today, but the entire area you see in the panorama below was submerged, covered by the Tethys sea.
Makes you realize that our own human history is only a spec in the vastness of existence.
Panorama: Wadi El-Hitan (Valley of the Whales) – Fayoum, Egypt
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Disclosure: Our trip to Egypt and the UNWTO conference is being provided by Egyptian Tourism Authority. As always, the opinions expressed here are entirely our own.