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Aye, itís a prehistoric eye
24th January 2018

By Lloyd Lugsden
A fossil containing what could be the world's oldest eye has been discovered.
 
The 530-million-year-old eye was found in the remains of a prehistoric sea creature.
 
The eye is similar to those seen in many modern animals, including crabs, bees and dragonflies, reported the Mirror.
 
Scientists made the find while examining the fossil of a hard-shelled trilobite.
These ancestors of spiders and crabs lived in coastal waters during the Palaeozoic era, between 541-251 million years ago.
 
They found the ancient creature had a primitive form of compound eye - consisting of tiny visual cells, similar to those of present-day bees.
 
The team, which included a researcher from the University of Edinburgh, say their findings suggest compound eyes have changed little over 500 million years.