“Amy, no one knows why, but coral fossils and fish scales have been found in the sand. Over three hundred million years ago, in the Jurassic era, this desert was a sea. Once rivers ran through the peninsula and formed the many wadis. Near Jizan, south of Jeddah on the Red Sea, French archeologists found bones of a moeritherium.”
“I’m not up on bones. What’s that?” asked Amy.
“I know. I just learned the name, too. It is a hippo-like animal that is now extinct. At one time, the Arabian Peninsula was connected to Africa, but we are talking millions of years ago.
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