Gebel Qatrani Area, Lake Qaroun


Gebel Qatrani Area, Lake Qaroun Nature Reserve is part of the Tentative list of Egypt in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Gebel Qatrani and Lake Qaroun are sites of palaeontological and geologic interest. Quarries produced basalt and gypsum for use by the ancient Egyptians. At the ancient quarry sites fossils of prehistoric mammals have been found.

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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

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Gebely Abuelkheir

Egypt - 01-Jan-12 -

Iam responsible for this area. it is very important area in the presence of 13 order of 28 order of vertebrate fossils. it has a fossils of the ancestors of primates, elephants, hyrax, rats, bats and so on. beside the natural heritage site, it has the ancient paved road all over the world as a cultural site and some ruins of pharoans and Roman periods, there are a fantastic landscapes of varigated cloroured rocks, we need fund to protect this area.

I built asmall check point without any funding exept doonars

but we need furnature, workers salaries, sign posts and so on to protect this site.

Iam so sad becouse this area is ignores untill now and there is arodomely tourist tips and many factors gamage this

very important herritage site all over the world

if some body or authority ready to help in protecting this area

please call me on 02201004535453-

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Full Name
Gebel Qatrani Area, Lake Qaroun Nature Reserve
Paleontology - Non-hominid fossils
2019 Incomplete - not examined

As Jebel Qatrani

2008 Incomplete - not examined

2003 Added to Tentative List

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Gebel Qatrani Area, Lake Qaroun Nature Reserve (T)
WHS 1997-2022