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70 Million Year Old Dinosaur Footprints Discovered in Eastern Desert

The footprints are described as the first discovery of its kind in Egypt, especially since the fossil record for the Cretaceous period in North Africa is relatively fraught.

New Valley University and Cairo University have uncovered ancient dinosaur footprints in Egypt's eastern desert during a joint research operation. The footprints provide evidence that giant carnivorous and herbivorous dinosaurs lived in this region, with the footprints themselves dating back to more than 70 million years ago.


The President of New Valley University describes the footprints as the first discovery of its kind in the country, especially since the fossil record for the Cretaceous period in North Africa is relatively fraught.


Paleontologists believe these footprints indicate a dinosaur species that lived in large groups, and that the measurements of the prints can lead to an assessment of the lengths and sizes of these creatures.