The find is another important piece of old history that has been found in Saudi Arabia.
Geologists in Saudi Arabia recently found the bones of a whale, which is probably the last animal you would expect to find in that country’s huge desert.
Scientists found the bones of a whale that died out 37 million years ago in a desert in Saudi Arabia. Experts have found that it is very hard for whales to live in the desert, which is probably why they went extinct.
But really, this amazing find is the key to understanding Saudi Arabia’s early history, when the sea covered most of what is now the Peninsula. The whale was from the Upper Eocene age, according to the Saudi Geological Survey. It was found in the Al-Jawf area, northwest of the Kingdom.
Abdullah Al-Shamrani, the head of the Saudi Geological Commission, said that a study was done on the calcareous cliffs, which are near the governorates of Qurayyat and Haditha and are made of limestone and other chalky materials.
The goal of the survey was to gather and sort different kinds of marine fossils and learn more about how they got to the ecosystems of northern Saudi Arabia 37 million years ago.
Saudi Arabia has found more ancient sites than just this one.
Early this year, in northwest Saudi Arabia, archaeologists found the oldest evidence that the area’s ancient people kept dogs as pets. The dog’s bones showed signs of rheumatoid arthritis, which means it was someone’s pet until it was either middle-aged or old.
Rock art found in that area shows that Neolithic hunters used dogs to kill ibex, wild asses, and maybe even whales.
“What we’ve found will change how we think about times like the Neolithic in the Middle East. Melissa Kennedy, deputy director of the Aerial Archaeology in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (AAKSAU) – AlUla project, said, “It’s unheard of for people to have that kind of memory. They may have known for hundreds of years where their relatives were buried.
The find was made during one of many projects in AlUla, a long-lost metropolis in the country’s northwest desert that has been the site of many archaeological studies and digs.
In the huge desert of the Northwest Arabian Peninsula, there is a valley with oases that is almost unknown. It was once a profitable and important stop on the route of incense, and it was the site of strong societies for 3,000 years.