Dababiya

Dababiya

Dababiya is a Paleocene/Eocene Boundary Stratotype located south of Luxor in Egypt. The area is of great importance from the geological point of view, as the geological stratotype contains all the layers that characterized the transitional period between the Paleocene and Eocene eras of 55 million years ago, as that period witnessed great geological and climatic changes that had a great impact on the extinction of many marine organisms in that era and the beginning of the spread of mammals.

Dababiya was submitted in 2008 to the UNESCO Tentative List in Egypt.
by Hatem Moushir (original uploader), GFDL 1.2, via Wikimedia Commons

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UNESCO

Tentative List

2008

Dababiya

Date of Submission

2008