Today I trekked through one of my favourite places to find millions year old fossils in Cairo outskirts.
For some reason I find myself very attracted to finding ancient tellings of the sea in a desert. Amazing how two worlds can overlap beyond our humane years of life. What was once an ocean more than 40 million years ago covering North Africa is now a desert, equally vast and mesmerising to a traveller. You would still need stars to navigate through it.
These fossils are as old as the ocean they once lived in. Tethys Ocean had submerged so much of Egypt and North Africa until as recent as 40 million years ago. Leaving tales behind.
I have little knowledge when it comes to handling fossils so I tend to use the least corrosive method: a gentle brushing.
A cheetah relaxes for just a moment on the Serengeti plains. And just in case you are interested in helping The Tsavo Cheetah project raise funds for field equipment, we are having an online auction where I’ve donated artwork, prints, and even cheetah themed masks! Check it out: