Tutcetus Rayanensis, a small 41 million year old whale, has been named after King Tutankhamen and Rayan Valley in Fayoum, where it was discovered.
The law defines environmental crime as “an attack on the environment, whether air, water or land, in a way that reduces its value, distorts its nature, or depletes its resources.”
Authorities foiled an attempt to smuggle tons of fossils in the form of petrified wood and rocks.
It is widely believed that sand dollars are a sign of good fortune with their beautiful appearance and the star-like shape naturally drawn on its center.
Scientists have discovered a rare 115-million-year-old mushroom fossil that sprouted during the era of the dinosaurs, the oldest such specimen found by far.