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Rare dinosaur discovery in EGYPT could signal more finds
AP ^ | 02/06/2018 | Staff

Posted on 02/06/2018 9:05:27 AM PST by Red Badger

MANSOURA, Egypt (AP) — A skeleton has been unearthed in Egypt’s Western Desert, whose ancient sands have long helped preserve remains, but unlike most finds this one isn’t a mummy — it’s a dinosaur.

Researchers from Mansoura University in the country’s Nile Delta discovered the new species of long-necked herbivore, which is around the size of a city bus, and it could be just the tip of the sand dune for other desert dinosaur discoveries.

“As in any ecosystem, if we went to the jungle we’ll find a lion and a giraffe. So we found the giraffe, where’s the lion?” said Hesham Sallam, leader of the excavation team and head of the university’s Center for Vertebrate Paleontology.

Sallam, along with four Egyptian and five American researchers, authored an article in the journal “Nature Ecology & Evolution” published Jan. 29 announcing the discovery.

Experts say the find is a landmark one that could shed light on a particularly obscure period of history for the African continent, roughly the 30 million years before dinosaurs went extinct, between 70 and 80 million years ago.

Named “Mansourasaurus Shahinae” after the team’s university and for one of the paleontology department’s founders, the find is the only dinosaur from that period to have been discovered in Africa, and it may even be an undiscovered genus.

In the article the authors say the team’s findings “counter hypotheses that dinosaur faunas of the African mainland were completely isolated” during the late Mesozoic period. That is, previous theories were that Africa’s dinosaurs during that time existed as if on an island and developed independently from their northern cousins.

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TOPICS: Education; History; Pets/Animals; Science
KEYWORDS: africa; dinosaur; dinosaurs; egypt; fossil; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; heshamsallam; mansourasaurus; matthewlamanna; mesozoic; paleontology
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1 posted on 02/06/2018 9:05:27 AM PST by Red Badger
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To: SunkenCiv

Egyptian Dinosaur PinGGG!.................


2 posted on 02/06/2018 9:06:00 AM PST by Red Badger (Wanna surprise? Google your own name. Wanna have fun? Google your friends names......)
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To: Red Badger
Thanks Red Badger.

3 posted on 02/06/2018 9:23:45 AM PST by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: Red Badger

Oh somebody please photoshop a sphinx-like head pieco on a dinosaur.


4 posted on 02/06/2018 9:33:12 AM PST by eCSMaster (Democrats: the political party of the undead)
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To: Red Badger

It’s not my fault.
They were supposed to be better hidden.


5 posted on 02/06/2018 9:37:42 AM PST by Darksheare (Those who support liberal "Republicans" summarily support every action by same.)
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To: Darksheare

Dang Glowbull Warming!...................


6 posted on 02/06/2018 9:44:46 AM PST by Red Badger (Wanna surprise? Google your own name. Wanna have fun? Google your friends names......)
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To: eCSMaster

7 posted on 02/06/2018 9:46:04 AM PST by Red Badger (Wanna surprise? Google your own name. Wanna have fun? Google your friends names......)
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To: Red Badger

Thanks for posting this.


8 posted on 02/06/2018 9:49:30 AM PST by sauropod (I am His and He is mine.)
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To: sauropod

I wonder......did the dinosaurs 'Walk like an Egyptian'?...................

9 posted on 02/06/2018 9:54:01 AM PST by Red Badger (Wanna surprise? Google your own name. Wanna have fun? Google your friends names......)
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To: Red Badger

I hear the mummy’s are keeping it under wraps.

... ducking


10 posted on 02/06/2018 9:59:42 AM PST by sauropod (I am His and He is mine.)
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To: sauropod

Tut,Tut...................


11 posted on 02/06/2018 10:01:33 AM PST by Red Badger (Wanna surprise? Google your own name. Wanna have fun? Google your friends names......)
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To: Red Badger

It consumed them like Pringles!


12 posted on 02/06/2018 10:08:20 AM PST by Darksheare (Those who support liberal "Republicans" summarily support every action by same.)
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To: Red Badger
Rare dinosaur discovery in EGYPT could signal more finds

The Vertebrate Paleontologists better have armed guards protecting the stuff.

When are the Egyptian and other koranimals going to start stealing the artifacts, or the koranimal ISIS/ISIL killer two legged animals blowing them up?

Let me get some popcorn and make myself comfortable...

13 posted on 02/06/2018 10:18:02 AM PST by publius911 (Am I pissed? You have NO idea...)
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To: Red Badger

Let my people go, baby!


14 posted on 02/06/2018 10:25:22 AM PST by sauropod (I am His and He is mine.)
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To: publius911

IIRC, the Egyptian army provides security over antiquities digs.................


15 posted on 02/06/2018 10:25:30 AM PST by Red Badger (Wanna surprise? Google your own name. Wanna have fun? Google your friends names......)
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To: Red Badger
If you see one, there's a lot more you can't see.
16 posted on 02/06/2018 10:26:06 AM PST by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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To: Steely Tom

I wonder if there’s a lot of fossils under the sands.......................


17 posted on 02/06/2018 10:28:25 AM PST by Red Badger (Wanna surprise? Google your own name. Wanna have fun? Google your friends names......)
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To: eCSMaster
Oh somebody please photoshop a sphinx-like head piece on a dinosaur.

The koranimal egyptians have taken the lead from Russian "Science."

Their science consists ALWAYS of bodies in the background using microscopes and other instruments without the slightest clue of how to use them.

They stopped posting videos because the morons realized that microscopes and other science instruments with "lots of dials" and switches are not operated like video games...

18 posted on 02/06/2018 10:29:53 AM PST by publius911 (Am I pissed? You have NO idea...)
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To: Red Badger
IIRC, the Egyptian army provides security over antiquities digs.................

A distinction without a difference!

Historically, they are the most efficient and successful robbers of all...

19 posted on 02/06/2018 10:32:46 AM PST by publius911 (Am I pissed? You have NO idea...)
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To: SunkenCiv; Jeremiah Jr; left that other site; Phinneous
A skeleton has been unearthed in Egypt’s Western Desert, whose ancient sands have long helped preserve remains, but unlike most finds this one isn’t a mummy — it’s a dinosaur.

Egypt was known as the "house of bondage". Ergo Egypt's "western desert" = Edom (Galut Edom).

dinosaur:

one that is impractically large, out-of-date, or obsolete

Obsolete bones, discovered in Egypt no less. 'Everyone knows' that dinosaurs have gone extinct.

History, revisited:

Genesis 50

24 And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you [pakod yifkod], and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
25 And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you [pakod yifkod], and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.
26 So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.

"Now you're not going to find them easy to follow. They're not using normal procedures. They're using some kind of kode."

"Did you ever hear enthusiasm like that in all your life?! They've even got the ---- gravediggers in there!" ·

20 posted on 02/06/2018 10:47:42 AM PST by Ezekiel (All who mourn(ed!) the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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