|The rocks are wet with water to make the fossilized critters visible|
|The fossils in the rock become visible when splash with water|
The guide explained that the desert area of Morocco was once a sea more than 400 million years ago. When the sea receded, the critters died and later became fossilized. Today the fossilized rocks are mined and it becomes a growing popular industry in this part of Morocco. Some of us bought pendents, rings and very small items as souvenirs - anything bigger than that can be quite heavy to take home. You also need to be careful with the authenticity of the fossilized products as there have been instances where fake fossilized items made from cement and shaped in moulds are mistaken for real.
|Several artifacts made from fossil stones|
|They call it - Desert Rose|
|The guide showed us some fossil stone blocks|
|Beautiful plate from fossil rock|