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Middle East’s first museum dedicated to fossils opens in Egypt

The Wadi el-Haitan Fossil and Climate Change Museum in Fayoum, 60 km south of the Egyptian capital Cairo, is the Middle East’s first climate change museum showcasing skeletons of marine organisms.

Middle East’s first museum dedicated to fossils opens in Egypt
A picture taken on January 14, 2016 shows a marine organism at the Wadi el-Haitan Fossil and Climate Change Museum in Fayoum, 60 km south of the Egyptian capital Cairo. (AFP/Getty Images)
Middle East’s first museum dedicated to fossils opens in Egypt
A picture taken on January 14, 2016 shows a marine organism at the Wadi el-Haitan Fossil and Climate Change Museum in Fayoum, 60 km south of the Egyptian capital Cairo. (AFP/Getty Images)
Middle East’s first museum dedicated to fossils opens in Egypt
A picture taken on January 14, 2016 shows a whale skeleton at the Wadi el-Haitan Fossil and Climate Change Museum in Fayoum, 60 km south of the Egyptian capital Cairo. (AFP/Getty Images)
Middle East’s first museum dedicated to fossils opens in Egypt
A picture taken on January 14, 2016 shows a whale's skeleton at the Wadi el-Haitan Fossil and Climate Change Museum in Fayoum, 60 km south of the Egyptian capital Cairo. (AFP/Getty Images)
Middle East’s first museum dedicated to fossils opens in Egypt
A picture taken on January 14, 2016 shows a Basilosaurus whale skeleton at the Wadi el-Haitan Fossil and Climate Change Museum in Fayoum, 60 km south of the Egyptian capital Cairo. (AFP/Getty Images)
Middle East’s first museum dedicated to fossils opens in Egypt
A picture taken on January 14, 2016 shows a whale skeleton at the Wadi el-Haitan Fossil and Climate Change Museum in Fayoum, 60 km south of the Egyptian capital Cairo. (AFP/Getty Images)
Middle East’s first museum dedicated to fossils opens in Egypt
A picture taken on January 14, 2016 shows a whale skeleton at the Wadi el-Haitan Fossil and Climate Change Museum in Fayoum, 60 km south of the Egyptian capital Cairo. (AFP/Getty Images)
Middle East’s first museum dedicated to fossils opens in Egypt
A picture taken on January 14, 2016 shows a whale skeleton at the Wadi el-Haitan Fossil and Climate Change Museum in Fayoum, 60 km south of the Egyptian capital Cairo. (AFP/Getty Images)