A road running through the island of Lesvos.
A road running through the island of Lesvos.

During roadworks on the Greek island of Lesvos (Mytilini), new traces of an antediluvian forest have been discovered. The remains include a huge number of fossilised tree trunks as well as volcanic layers with a variety of species. This indicates the existence of a large subtropical forest, covered by successive volcanic eruptions. A new museum exhibition in Sigri is devoted to these discoveries. The famous petrified forest of Lesvos is 20 million years old and has been declared a Protected Natural Monument. Read more: greece.greekreporter.com

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