Cairo National Parks Egypt tours, booking, prices, reviews
Cairo National Parks represented by El Hassana Dome. It is a unique geological formation in Giza, Egypt. In fact, it created 100 million years ago. Moreover, it designated a natural protectorate in 1989. It was by Prime Ministerial Decree 946/1989. In fact, it currently threatened by encroaching urbanization and construction works. El Hassana Dome National Park located in the area of Abu Rawash which is 8 Kilometer from Giza Pyramids. It features geological importance and richness in fossils. It first discovered in the mid nineteenth century.
El Hassana Dome name owes to its dome shaped hills and its location at the end of El Hassana Valley. The dome is 149 meters high. The highest points from its eastern part raises 109 meters. El Hassana Dome National Park split in two by the Cairo Alexandria Desert Highway. Its western side is rich in chalky sediment-ed hills and seashells. They are along with plant and animal fossils dating back to the Upper Cretaceous Period. It is 135 million years old.
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Cairo National Parks also represented by Maadi Petrified forest. It is 30 kilometer away from Cairo. Moreover, it situated outside Maadi district in Cairo, Egypt. It declared as a protectorate in 1989. Maadi Petrified forest is about 35 million years old at least. It is is an ideal example of the physical history of the planet. Moreover, Maadi Petrified forest area is about six square kilometers. It covered with the remains of trees from the early era. They brought here due to the floods on the red Sea hills. This period called Oligocene. It is where the temperature of earth saw a large amount of drop and floods occurred. The drop in temperature led to the creation of an atmosphere.
Maadi Petrified forest located 18 kilometer from Maadi city in Cairo. It is on the North Katameya Ain Sukhna road. It features a large variety of stones, sands, petrified trees and trunks. Maadi Petrified forest can help in knowing about the geological period of earth. In fact, it is a small geological protectorate in comparison to others in Egypt. It also classified as a natural heritage site. Cairo National Parks also represented by Wadi Degla or Degla Valley. In fact, it is one of the important valleys which extend from east to west. It located in Maadi area in Cairo, Egypt. Wadi Degla length is 30 km. It passes through the limestone rocks that remained in the marine environment. It was during the Eocene Epoch in the eastern desert ( 60 million years ). Thus, it is rich with fossils.
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In fact, the height of these rocks alongside the valley is around 50 m. Moreover, a group of valleys flew into Wadi Degla. The valley has a group of mammals animals like dear, ta-ital and mountain rabbits. It also has red fox, feather tailed rat, oviparous, barbed rat, little tailed bat and others. When you visit the Wadi Degla, you will see the construction debris and huge cement blocks. They dumped at the entrance to the Wadi. Furthermore, a couple of hundred meters there is what was once the mouth of the river. Beyond it, flies buzzed about heaps of what appeared to be cattle and poultry offal. Soon, swarms of flies and mosquitoes would have invaded the area. Two kilometers into the Wadi, its rugged natural beauty had become clear.