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Offline Maik

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20,000,000 y-o trees
« on: Tuesday, 13 August, 2019 @ 20:08:46 »
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Twenty-Million-Year-Old Petrified Trees Discovered During Excavations on Lesvos

Two gigantic petrified trees, lying one on top of another, were discovered during recent salvage excavations conducted by the Petrified Forest Natural History Museum of Lesvos in cooperation with PPC Renewables.
https://greece.greekreporter.com/2019/08/13/twenty-million-year-old-petrified-trees-discovered-excavations-on-lesvos/

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Re: 20,000,000 y-o trees
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 13 August, 2019 @ 22:30:50 »
You used to be able to see a couple on a track just outside Sigri on Lesvos but I think theyve all been moved to a swish modern museum.  Equally Sigri was tiny village backwater in the eighties when we visited but has come up in the world. An ancient kafenion had a cracking 1950's jukebox - wonder what happened to it?!


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Re: 20,000,000 y-o trees
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 14 August, 2019 @ 01:13:11 »
We stayed two weeks in Sigri early-mid nineties. Bit of a one horse town then - but we never saw the horse. Allegedly a ferry from somewhere came in near the old fortress, but we never saw it (the ferry - the fortress never moved the whole time we were there). Plenty of hungry terrapins in the muddy 'pond' nearby, wearing flip flops wasn't advisable. Made a special journey to the petrified 'forest'... more trees in my back garden.

But the food was good, the wine was cheap, the sun shone...

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