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Saudi adventurer finds a million-year-old natural treasure during a picnic

Ibrahim Mashreqi, a Saudi citizen, had no idea that his short picnic in one of Jizan’s sites, in the Kingdom’s southwest, would lead to the discovery of a million-year-old natural treasure.

Mashreqi discovered a significant region of marine fossils that date back millions of years at one of Jizan’s southern sites.

These fossils were discovered in a high area bordered by the Sarawat Mountains, hundreds of kilometers from the sea.

Jurassic era

He further stated that geologists searched for and uncovered the location, which was shown to date back to the Jurassic period, which spans 140-180 million years.

He also mentioned that the fossils discovered included several sorts of shells, as well as sea lilies and starfish.

They also discovered sea urchins and other aquatic organisms whose classification has yet to be confirmed by geologists.

Open-Air Museum 

He urged the appropriate authorities to look for the location, stating that it may be turned into an open-air natural museum.

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