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Whale Fossil

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CAIRO - An American paleontologist and a team of Egyptians have found the
most nearly complete fossilized skeleton of the primitive whale
Basilosaurus isis in Egypts Western Desert, a university spokesman said on

Exceptional Whale Fossil Found in Egyptian Desert Philip Gingerich of the
University of Michigan excavated the well-preserved skeleton, which is
about 40 million years old, in a desert valley known as Wadi Hitan (the
Valley of the Whales) southwest of Cairo, spokesman Karl Bates told