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Entire Fossilized Tree Discovered Intact on Greece's Lesvos Island

Photo credit: AMNA/Museum of Natural History of the Petrified Forest of Lesvos

Greece’s Museum of Natural History of the Petrified Forest of Lesvos announced recently a major discovery on the beautiful island of the eastern Aegean Sea.
The Museum said that they discovered a massive and almost completely intact fossilized tree, which is still complete with all its branches and roots.
The major archaeological discovery was made during excavation works conducted along the Kalloni-Sigri provincial road of Lesvos.
The fascinating find is considered by fossil experts as a rare one.
Photo credit: AMNA/ Museum of Natural History of the Petrified Forest of Lesvos

More specifically, this is the first time in 25 years that such a discovery is being made.
“Fine-grained volcanic materials covered and kept the trunk, the branches, and the roots of the tree intact,” Nikos Zouros said, who is the director of the museum, speaking with AMNA.
The Museum of Natural History of the Petrified Forest is one of the island’s many cultural gems. It is a center for the study, management, and preservation of the petrified forest of Lesvos and for public education about the site. The museum is also a founding member of the European Geoparks Network and a member of UNESCO’s Global Geoparks Network.


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