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Whale fossil stuck in Egypt customs wrangle


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Jun 1, 2006
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BBC News - Whale fossil stuck in Egypt customs wrangle
Quote(Its name in Arabic is Wadi Hitan but it is known as the Valley of the Whales.

For years archaeologists have been unearthing a remarkable collection of whale fossils, all the more surprising because the area is now inland desert in upper Egypt.)

Saw a program on TV about this valley, very interesting.

Quote(But according to the Egyptian media the whale skeleton is stuck at Cairo airport.

Customs agents are demanding a $40,000 fee.)

I feel certain that to progress US/Egypt relations Obama could persuade the Chinese to lend us an additional $40,000.
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