In Kansas, an exhibition on the “Sahara Sea Monsters” which refers to prehistory in Morocco

Screenshot from the presentation video of the Sahara Sea Monsters exhibition. Credit: Silver Plume Exhibitions


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05.23.2022 at 1:49 p.m. • Updated on 05.23.2022 at 1:54 p.m.
By Hind El Grari

The Sternberg Museum of Natural History in the United States will present an exhibition entitled “Sahara Sea Monsters” from May 28 to September 18, 2022. As a reminder, several paleontological discoveries have been made in the Kingdom, which was home to different species of dinosaurs , whether aquatic or terrestrial. The details

The Sahara Sea Monsters will be the subject of an exhibition at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History, Kansas, United States, from May 28 to September 18, 2022. Entitled “Sahara Sea Monsters”, the exhibition offers an immersive experience to visitors, allowing them to be transported to the prehistoric waters of 600 million years ago.

In Morocco, prehistoric discoveries are multiplying

The African continent is known to be the cradle of humanity. Indeed, it is here that the oldest fossils were discovered. In Ethiopia, bones of Homo Sapiens dating back less than 200,000 years had been unearthed, while the oldest for the time being was discovered in Morocco, where the oldest form of our species lived 315,000 years ago. years.

According to a study by the University of Portsmouth devoted to the era of dinosaurs in Africa, Morocco is considered to be “the region that has been the most dangerous in the history of the Earth”. It was home to several species of dinosaurs, aquatic or terrestrial.

Screenshot. Credit: Silver Plume Exhibitions

Traces of never known predators have been found, such as the saber-toothed Carcharodontosaurus, which was more than 8 meters long, the Deltadromeus, the same size, as well as other predators with the appearance of crocodiles.

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In the same vein, paleontologists from the Aïn Chock Faculty of Sciences of the Hassan II University of Casablanca, in collaboration with the Museum of Paleontology of the University of Michigan in the United States, had discovered south of Dakhla, fossils of Sirenians or “sea cows”.

Screenshot. Credit: Silver Plume Exhibitions

This discovery demonstrates that “sea cows” existed in this region 35 to 40 million years ago. This sea monster is not the only one to find its origin in Morocco, where, millions of years ago, there was a vast aquatic area.

The exhibition, to be held at Hays, Kansas, will present the sea monsters of the Sahara, like the spinosaurus, a mastodon whose bones were discovered by paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim in 2013.

Screenshot. Credit: Silver Plume Exhibitions

Will also be highlighted by the “Sahara Sea Monsters” exhibition, a new species of marine lizarda mosasaur, discovered in Morocco in 2021…

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